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Shane Watson

Watto

  • Watson

Right Hand bat

Right Arm Medium

DOB
17/06/1981
Height / Weight
183cm / 93kg
Born in
Ipswich, QLD
State
NSW
  • Cap number
    • Test 391
    • ODI 148
Bat Brand
Gunn & Moore
Club
Sutherland

Profile

An answer that prompts many a question

His Test captain excepted, no Australian cricketer elicits the public scrutiny or polarises popular opinion more readily than Shane Watson.

In part that is due to the ongoing belief that he has not fully delivered on the enormous talent he first flagged on his international arrival more than a decade ago.

That remains in no small part due to the frailties of a body more often associated with a rugby forward.

It has seen him spend numerous, prolonged bouts on the sidelines and ensured the debate as to whether his value to any team is as a batsman, bowler or carefully managed combination of the two.

In essence, it is all of the above. His powerfully clean ball striking can radically alter the outcome of a game – Test or limited-overs – within the space of a few overs.

As can the results of his bustling, late-swinging seamers. But too often those mercurial talents have come in short, unfulfilled bursts followed by lengthy, unproductive stints on the sidelines.

If his breakthrough century in the final Ashes Test of 2013 is a portent, Australia’s fortunes have received a significant and timely boost.

Key Stats

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52 Matches
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 52 97 3 3408 176 36.26 53.13 4 22 35 0
ODI 173 152 24 5257 185 41.07 90.22 9 30 60 0
Twenty20 Int 45 43 3 1074 81 26.85 146.32 0 10 15 0
First-Class 125 223 19 8887 203 43.56 56.7 20 49 97 0
Aus One-day dom 42 40 3 1138 96 30.76 72.35 0 9 11 0
Aus Twenty20 67 65 7 1920 101 33.10 140.45 1 11 21 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 52 4813 2205 69 6/33 6/51 31.96 2.75 69.8 3 0
ODI 173 6070 4933 163 4/43 4/36 30.26 4.88 37.2 0 0
Twenty20 Int 45 750 945 39 4/15 4/15 24.23 7.56 19.2 0 0
First-Class 125 11224 5852 203 7/69 11/78 28.83 3.13 55.3 7 1
Aus One-day dom 42 1162 1038 26 3/42 2/15 39.92 5.36 44.7 0 0
Aus Twenty20 67 1162 1413 55 3/22 3/13 25.69 7.30 21.1 0 0

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