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Shane

Watson

All-Rounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

Did you know?

Attended the same school as Australia’s famed rugby league brothers Kevin, Kerrod and Steve Walters, former Wallabies vice-captain Berrick Barnes, tennis legend Roy Emerson and ex-Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott.

RUNS
3646
AVERAGE
35.75
WICKETS
74
STRIKE RATE
71.9

Shane

Watson

All-Rounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

Did you know?

Attended the same school as Australia’s famed rugby league brothers Kevin, Kerrod and Steve Walters, former Wallabies vice-captain Berrick Barnes, tennis legend Roy Emerson and ex-Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott.

RUNS
5479
AVERAGE
40.59
WICKETS
164
STRIKE RATE
38.1

Shane

Watson

All-Rounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

Did you know?

Attended the same school as Australia’s famed rugby league brothers Kevin, Kerrod and Steve Walters, former Wallabies vice-captain Berrick Barnes, tennis legend Roy Emerson and ex-Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott.

RUNS
1156
AVERAGE
26.88
WICKETS
39
STRIKE RATE
19.4

All-Rounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
33
HEIGHT
183CM
BORN

Ipswich

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Sutherland

Bio

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.


MATCHES
56
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
391
BEST BATTING
176
BEST BOWLING
6-51
Bowling
WICKETS
74
AVERAGE
33.09
ECONOMY
2.76
S/R
71.9
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3646
INNINGS
105
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
35.75
100s
4
50s
24
MATCHES
180
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
148
BEST BATTING
185
BEST BOWLING
4-36
Bowling
WICKETS
164
AVERAGE
31.22
ECONOMY
4.92
S/R
38.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5479
INNINGS
159
NOT OUTS
24
AVERAGE
40.59
100s
9
50s
31
MATCHES
48
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
19
BEST BATTING
81
BEST BOWLING
4-15
Bowling
WICKETS
39
AVERAGE
24.56
ECONOMY
7.6
S/R
19.4
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1156
INNINGS
46
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
26.88
100s
0
50s
10
MATCHES
130
DEBUT
2000
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
203
BEST BOWLING
11-78
Bowling
WICKETS
209
AVERAGE
29.2
ECONOMY
3.11
S/R
56.2
5W
7
10W/M
1
Batting
RUNS
9125
INNINGS
231
NOT OUTS
19
AVERAGE
43.04
100s
20
50s
51
MATCHES
44
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
96
BEST BOWLING
2-15
Bowling
WICKETS
26
AVERAGE
39.92
ECONOMY
5.36
S/R
44.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1255
INNINGS
42
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
32.18
100s
0
50s
10

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