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Willie Watson
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Willie Watson

New Zealand|Bowler
Willie Watson

INTL CAREER: 1986 - 1994

Full Name

William Watson

Born

August 31, 1965, Auckland

Age

56y 100d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Willie Watson was one of New Zealand's "dibbly, dobbly, wibbly and wobbly" quartet of medium-pacers who turned bowling wicket to wicket with slight movement into an art form - Rod Latham, Gavin Larsen and Chris Harris being the other three. It was clear from the time of Watson's international debut, when his 9-2-15-3 helped New Zealand to a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka in a 1986 ODI, that we had a miser among us. Watson would go for more than six an over in only three of his 61 ODIs. In 15 Tests, he finished on the winning side only thrice; his 6 for 78 in Lahore in 1990-91 came in a nine-wicket defeat. The 1992 World Cup was as good a time as any for Watson. Far short of being express, he opened the bowling, using his canny legbreaks alongside his slow seamers, with Dipak Patel, before coming back at the end of the innings. Between them the four bowled 250.1 overs for 1041 runs in the World Cup, and Watson went for only 3.81 per in his 79 overs.

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test152534861387406/786/9034.672.3887.1110
ODI616132512247744/274/2730.364.1443.9100
FC931796874852727/6027.512.4966.080
List A125640341421597/237/2326.053.8840.2510
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1518660115.0024324.69007040
ODI61241386217.8118047.77006290
FC93833047238*8.9000230
List A1255536173219.1000150
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