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Shane Watson

Allrounder

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
3731
AVERAGE
35.2

Shane Watson

Allrounder

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
5757
AVERAGE
40.54

Shane Watson

Allrounder

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
1462
AVERAGE
29.24

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
35
HEIGHT
183CM
BORN

Ipswich

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Sutherland

Bio

Since his international debut in an ODI against South Africa in 2002, Australian cricket fans have ridden the rollercoaster that is Shane Watson’s injury-filled career.

Despite appearing to have a strong physique, Watson’s body has failed him numerous times over his career. However continuous disappointment has not shaken his determination to be successful at cricket’s top level.

Watson made his Test debut in 2005 against Pakistan, batting at no.7 with a top score of 31, and taking the wicket of Younis Khan in a win for the Aussies. He has moved up and down the batting order in his Test career, even opening the batting in 2009 which triggered a memorable run of form for Watson. This included passing 50 eight times in as many innings, as well as his maiden Test century. Other highlights include a 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.

Watson was a member of the winning ICC World Cup team in 2014-15, and has represented Australia at the ICC World T20. He is also a two-time Allan Border medalist.

MATCHES
59
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
391
BEST BATTING
176
BEST BOWLING
6-33
Bowling
WICKETS
75
AVERAGE
33.7
ECONOMY
2.76
S/R
73.3
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3731
INNINGS
109
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
35.2
100s
4
50s
24
MATCHES
190
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
148
BEST BATTING
185
BEST BOWLING
4-36
Bowling
WICKETS
168
AVERAGE
31.8
ECONOMY
4.96
S/R
38.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5757
INNINGS
169
NOT OUTS
27
AVERAGE
40.54
100s
9
50s
33
MATCHES
58
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
19
BEST BATTING
124
BEST BOWLING
4-15
Bowling
WICKETS
48
AVERAGE
24.7
ECONOMY
7.66
S/R
19.4
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1462
INNINGS
56
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
29.24
100s
1
50s
10

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