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Feb 08, 2012 at 10:26pm IST

Watson on track for return to ODI side

Perth: Coach Mickey Arthur is hopeful of Shane Watson returning to the Australian one-day fold in the latter part of the ongoing tri-series, but he is hesitant to put a definitive time frame on the allrounder's return to the national team.

Plagued by calf and hamstring issues this summer, Watson will make his long-awaited return to the cricket when he lines up for Sutherland in a one-day clash with Easts at Waverley Oval on Saturday.

Arthur said the 30-year-old Watson remained one of his most important players.

Watson on track for return to one-day side

Mickey Arthur is hopeful of Shane Watson returning to the Australian one-day fold.

"It's been frustrating for us and frustrating for Shane," Arthur said on Wednesday. Hopefully it goes well for him this weekend then we can re-asses where he is and hopefully get him back for the one-day comp."

"But I don't think we can put a time frame on that. We've got to be happy and he's got to be happy his body can sustain batting and bowling," Arthur was quoted as saying in the Age.

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