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Shane Watson Biography & Latest News

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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5 of the worst fights from past India-Australia clashes
5 of the worst fights from past India-Australia clashes
Both teams dont back off from glaring vigorously at each other or intensifying the atmosphere through some animated altercations.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's 5 most expensive auction buys
Royal Challengers Bangalore's 5 most expensive auction buys
The Royal Challengers Bangalore always have a trick up their sleeves in the IPL auction
Shane Watson wants AB de Villiers to continue playing Test cricket
Shane Watson wants AB de Villiers to continue playing Test cricket
Former Australian all-rounder does not want the South African to hang his boots any time soon.
Shane Watson believes Glenn Maxwell can provide the x-factor for Australia against India
Shane Watson believes Glenn Maxwell can provide the x-factor for Australia against India
The 35-year-old former Australian all-rounder believes that Maxwell has incredible skill and should come good in Tests.
David Warner becomes the fourth player to win multiple Allan Border medals
David Warner becomes the fourth player to win multiple Allan Border medals
In-form Australian opener joins the likes of Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.
Cricket Australia consider punishment for commentators interfering with play
Cricket Australia consider punishment for commentators interfering with play
The broadcasters marred the gap between the players and experts during the game in the BBL
BBL 2016/17: Top five moments from the Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers clash
BBL 2016/17: Top five moments from the Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers clash
Ish Sodhi's dream spell ended the Thunder's campaign on a sour note while the Strikers signed off on a high.
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.
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