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Shane Watson Biography

Shane Watson is brilliant all-round cricketer, who has overcome a series of injuries to become a key member of the Australia team. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast medium bowler. He mainly bats as an opener in international cricket, although he does not do so domestically. Watson was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 2000. He debuted for the Australian cricket team in 2002, playing his first One Day International against South Africa. Australian captain at the time Steve Waugh stated that Watson would possibly be Australia's first genuine all rounder. While he has become a regular member of the one-day squad, Watson has played few Test Matches for Australia, having debuted against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2005. From the second half of 2009, Watson has acted as Australian Test opening batsman, along with Simon Katich. Watson was awarded the 2010 Allan Border Medal and again in 2011, becoming the second player (after Ricky Ponting) to win back-to back Allan Border Medals. Shane Watson was awarded the 2010 Allan Border Medal and again in 2011, becoming the second player (after Ricky Ponting) to win back-to back Allan Border Medals. He was adjudged man of the series in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 for scoring a total of 249 runs at an average of 49.80. He also took 11 wickets at an average of 16.00 and an economy-rate of 7.33 with his medium pace bowling

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BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder clash
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder clash
Shane Watson's smashing return to form took the Sydney Thunder to their second win of the BBL 2016.
BBL 2016/17: 5 defining moments from the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars last ball thriller
BBL 2016/17: 5 defining moments from the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars last ball thriller
Another last ball thriller at the BBL as Morgan takes Sydney Thunder to their first victory of this season.
5 players who retired from International Cricket in 2016
5 players who retired from International Cricket in 2016
These players gave up the international game in 2016.
David Warner: A man proving his detractors wrong in Test cricket
David Warner: A man proving his detractors wrong in Test cricket
Warner's exploits in the longer format of the game have grown steadily over the past few years.
Sportskeeda Cricket Awards 2016: T20I team of the year
Sportskeeda Cricket Awards 2016: T20I team of the year
Sportskeeda's team of the year for T20Is in 2016 features 4 Indians
Phil Hughes: Baggy Green 408, 63 Not Out
Phil Hughes: Baggy Green 408, 63 Not Out
This day in 2014, Phillip Hughes bid adieu to the world, leaving the cricketing world in a state of shock.
Wahab Riaz is yet to prove himself as a spearhead, claims Waqar Younis
Wahab Riaz is yet to prove himself as a spearhead, claims Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis says there's a lot more that Riaz has to do before being deemed the leader of the Pakistani bowling pack.
David Warner cried uncontrollably during first net session after Phil Hughes' death, claims Chris Rogers
David Warner cried uncontrollably during first net session after Phil Hughes' death, claims Chris Rogers
Rogers also stated that several Australian players were not in favour of playing cricket immediately after Hughes' death.
Darren Lehmann regrets selecting Shane Watson and Brad Haddin in 2015 Ashes squad
Darren Lehmann regrets selecting Shane Watson and Brad Haddin in 2015 Ashes squad
The Australian head coach felt that the duo didn't warrant a place in the squad based on their performances.
Mitchell Johnson reveals how Matt Prior instigated England fans to taunt him
Mitchell Johnson reveals how Matt Prior instigated England fans to taunt him
Former Australian speedster bares his soul in an autobiography titled "Resilient".
Top ten performances by David Warner across all formats
Top ten performances by David Warner across all formats
David Warner is currently one of the deadliest opening batsmen in world cricket.
Shoaib Akthar admits that Pakistan is still unsafe to host international cricket
Shoaib Akthar admits that Pakistan is still unsafe to host international cricket
PCB is planning to host the final of the second edition of the PSL in Lahore.
Defending champions Sydney Thunder name Shane Watson as skipper for BBL 06
Defending champions Sydney Thunder name Shane Watson as skipper for BBL 06
Watson is keen to stamp his own style of captaincy and is confident of carrying forward the good work done by Michael Hussey.
Australia vs South Africa 2016: 6 memorable Tests played between the two nations
Australia vs South Africa 2016: 6 memorable Tests played between the two nations
Some iconic clashes between the two cricketing superpowers in Test cricket.
Shane Watson stuck my head in the toilet: Mitchell Johnson
Shane Watson stuck my head in the toilet: Mitchell Johnson
The left-armer also spoke about the homework gate scandal during 2013.
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