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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

Apart from Michael Clarke, no player divides Australian cricket fans as much as Shane Watson.

Critics express frustration at his constant injuries and inability to translate his enormous natural ability into consistent performances at Test level.

But Watson’s supporters only have to point to his multiple career highlights to underline his value to Australian cricket in all three forms of the game.

There was his golden six-month period in 2009 when, batting as an opener, he past 50 eight times in eight Tests and posted his maiden century.

Then came his patient hundred on a dustbowl in Mohali in 2010, his almost flawless innings of 176 against at The Oval in 2013 and his run-a-ball century against England in Perth just a few months later.

There have been several stand-out moments in the coloured clothing as well, both for Australia and in the IPL, with the highlight of his ODI career coming when he smashed an unbeaten 185 from 96 balls against Bangladesh in 2011.

His back-to-back Test five-wicket hauls against Pakistan in 2010 also proves that he can be much more than a change bowler when his fragile body allows.

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 44 42 3 1255 96 32.18 72.33 0 10 14 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 44 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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