Shane Watson

  • Shane Watson out of Zimbabwe tour, replaced by Phil Hughes 3 days ago

    Cricket Australia says all-rounder Shane Watson sprained his right ankle after stepping on a ball in training on Saturday and will be replaced by top-order batsman Phil Hughes on the team's limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe. Team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Watson damaged an ankle ligament that ruled him out of the...
  • As it happened: Mumbai vs Rajasthan, IPL 7, Match 56 May 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai, Rajasthan battle for fourth playoff spot May 25, 2014

    Title-holders Mumbai Indians, who are still in with a chance to make it to the playoffs, will take on Rajasthan Royals in the final league game of IPL 7 on Sunday. But if Rajasthan win, they will quietly move into the top-four, putting MI out of the tournament. Rajasthan are the...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Rajasthan, IPL7, Match 52 May 23, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Punjab, who lost to Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter, are currently on top of the table with 18 points from 12 outings. On the other hand, Rajasthan have 14 points from 12 matches and were pushed to the fourth...
  • As it happened: Mumbai vs Delhi, IPL 7, Match 51 May 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Keeping themselves technically alive for the playoffs after a superb victory against table-toppers Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians will take on the struggling Delhi Daredevils in another must-win encounter on Friday. Mumbai, playing without their key bowlers Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan need to beat Punjab to make it to the play-offs May 23, 2014

    As the scramble for the top four positions has set off, Kings XI Punjab have not much to worry about as they have already made it through the play-offs but will be hoping to consolidate their position on the top when on Friday they meet the Rajasthan Royals who need...
  • IPL-7 Scenarios: Rajasthan, Kolkata favourites to reach playoffs May 21, 2014

    The league phase of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League is almost over but teams are still vying for the last two spots for the knockouts that will lead them into the tournament's finals. At present, only the Kings XI Punjab and the Chennai Super Kings have qualified...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 44 May 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mumbai bowlers never allowed Rajasthan to get going in chase of 179, and MI eventually won the match relatively easily by 25 runs. Pre-match: With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals'...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai look to upset Rajasthan's playoff equation May 19, 2014

    With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals' playoff calculations as the hosts look to strengthen their position in the top four when the two teams clash in Ahmedabad on Monday. Mumbai this year have hardly played like the title-holders and...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL7, Match 41 May 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: An out-of-sorts Delhi Daredevils will be playing for pride when they take on Rajasthan Royals, who will look to consolidate their top-four spot in the points table on Thursday. Delhi are staring down the barrel after losing all five matches...
  • IPL 7: Beleaguered Delhi look to redeem pride against Rajasthan May 15, 2014

    An out-of-sorts Delhi Daredevils will be playing for pride when they take on Rajasthan Royals, who will look to consolidate their top-four spot in the points table on Thursday. Delhi are staring down the barrel after losing all five matches since the tournament returned to India and now they can only...
  • IPL 7: Chennai go top with a nervy 5-wicket win over Rajasthan May 13, 2014

    MS Dhoni's street-smart cricket once again came to Chennai Super Kings' rescue as the CSK skipper kept his cool to take Chennai home in a last-over finish, chasing Rajasthan Royals' modest 148 in Ranchi on Tuesday. The win also took Chennai top of the table, displacing Kings XI Punjab, with...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Rajasthan, IPL 7, Match 37 May 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Chennai Super Kings will have their sights set on the No. 1 position on the IPL-7 points table but getting there won't be easy as in their way will be the dogged Rajasthan Royals. Chennai and Kings XI Punjab are...
  • IPL 7: Chennai target top spot by beating Rajasthan May 13, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings will have their sights set on the No. 1 position on the IPL-7 points table but getting there won't be easy as in their way will be the dogged Rajasthan Royals. Chennai and Kings XI Punjab are currently level on points (14) after playing nine games each,...
  • I have evolved as a cricketer because of Dravid: Shane Watson May 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Watson said having former India skipper Rahul Dravid as team mentor has helped him develop as a cricketer quickly. "To have Rahul as a mentor is unbelievable. My development is certainly continuing to evolve very quickly because of having him there. For me personally, I am...
  • IPL 7: Bangalore desperate for a win against Rajasthan May 11, 2014

    The battle between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday is of huge importance for the latter who are struggling to stay afloat in IPL 7 reeling under a string of losses. The two teams have had an entirely opposite run in their 8 matches apiece in the tournament so...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad bowlers defend 134 to beat Rajasthan by 32 runs May 9, 2014

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar led an inspired Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling unit with a four-wicket spell to successfully defend a modest total of 134 against Rajasthan Royals and get a much needed 32-run victory for his side at Ahmedabad on Thursday. Bhuvneshwar's figures read 4/14, including three wickets in the 18th over, that sounded...
  • Shane Watson picks second hat-trick of IPL 7 May 8, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson conjured up a hat-trick as Sunrisers Hyderabad put on a spineless batting show to manage a below par 134 for 9 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash in Ahmedabad on Thursday. None of the SRH players, except skipper Shikhar Dhawan (33), applied themselves as Watson...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Hyderabad, Match 30, IPL 7 May 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar's four wickets, Hyderabad bowlers made a modest total of 134 look a tall order for Rajasthan who were bowled out for just 102 to lose the game by 32 runs. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals will like to better...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan hold an edge over inconsistent Hyderabad May 7, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals will like to better their position further in the points table with a win when they take on an inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL-7 clash at Ahmedabad on Thursday. In a dramatic finish in the last match, Rajasthan defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs while Hyderabad...
  • IPL 2014: Haven't seen this kind of cricket, says Gautam Gambhir May 6, 2014

    A miffed Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Monday described his side's 10-run loss to Rajasthan Royals in their IPL match as something which he has never seen on a cricket field. In one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the history of IPL, Rajasthan came from nowhere to register...
  • IPL 7: Tambe's hat-trick, Watson power Rajasthan to a dramatic win over Kolkata May 5, 2014

    Ahmedabad: It could be safely said that this match was most dramatic with fortunes changing but Rajasthan Royals came from nowhere to register a 10-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. Chasing a target of 171, Kolkata were cruising at 121 for no loss with Gautam Gambhir (54) and Robin Uthappa (65)...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 7 May 5, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Pre-match: Both the teams have played a game each in India since arriving from the UAE leg. Rajasthan extended Delhi's losing run with a 7-wicket win, while KKR's woes failed to end against a rampaging Chennai Super Kings who hammered...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata desperate for a win against upbeat Rajasthan May 5, 2014

    If the Super-Over tie in their last meeting is anything to go by, another humdinger is on the cards when a victory-starved Kolkata Knight Riders face an upbeat Rajasthan Royals in the latter's 'home' game at Ahmedabad on Monday. After no matches were given to Rajasthan's original home venue, the Sawai...
  • As it happened: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 7, Match 23 May 3, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Before IPL 7 returned home from it's alternate base in the Emirates, all eight teams had fought five battles. In Delhi's case, they won just twice while Rajasthan produced three wins. The good news for both the outfits is that...
  • IPL 7: Delhi seek 'Royal' lift against Rajasthan May 3, 2014

    Delhi Daredevils' UAE sojourn perfectly resembled a desert safari, where the jeep climbs and slides and those on board toss around until the wheels come to a halt. But back home after that uncomfortable ride, Delhi will like to settle down; and for that, they hope to begin with a...
  • IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders messed up in Super Over, says Rajat Bhatia May 1, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals allrounder Rajat Bhatia on Thursday took a mild dig at Kolkata Knight Riders by stating that every member of Rajasthan Royals was aware about the equation of the the Super Over but he was unsure whether KKR knew that two runs off last ball would have clinched the...