SHANE WATSON

  • World Cup: No choice but to drop Shane Watson, says Aussie selector Rod Marsh 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said on Wednesday that Shane Watson's poor form with the bat meant they had little choice but to drop the experienced allrounder. The 33-year-old, who averages 50.89 with the bat in career World Cup matches, was axed from the side to face Afghanistan at...
  • ICC World Cup: Shane Watson critics crank up heat after latest false start 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone. Shane Watson, batting at number three, had scrapped his way to 23 runs off...
  • World Cup: Struggling Shane Watson plays on despite friend's death 4 days ago

    Auckland: Struggling Australian allrounder Shane Watson goes into Saturday's World Cup clash against New Zealand mourning the death of one of his closest friends who lost his battle with cancer this week. Paul Hutchison, a former fast bowler for South Australia and Tasmania, died from cancer in Brisbane on Friday, aged...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson under pressure to score runs for Australia 6 days ago

    Out-of-form Australian allrounder Shane Watson admits it is high time for him to score some runs. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia will relish hostile New Zealand crowd, says Shane Watson 1 week ago

    A hostile crowd buoyed by New Zealand's perfect start to the World Cup is set to turn Eden Park into a bear pit for visiting Australia on Saturday, but allrounder Shane Watson is "excited" by the prospect of a rancorous reception. Both countries' fans have eagerly awaited the fixture, the first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Hot-headed Gambhir involved in verbal spat with Mumbai player February 20, 2015

    Gautam Gambhir's hot-headed nature has seen him get into altercations with Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Virat Kohli on the field. On the fourth day's play of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash between Delhi and Mumbai at the DRIEMS College Ground in Tangi on Thursday (February 19), Shardul Thakur joined...
  • Clarke should replace Bailey, Watson unimpressive: Border February 16, 2015

    Brisbane: Former cricket World Cup-winning captain Allan Border expects stand-in skipper George Bailey to be dropped in favour of regular captain Michael Clarke during Australia's next match. Australia defeated England by 111 runs Saturday with Bailey playing a crucial knock of 55 runs in the victory. The World Cup co-hosts play...
  • Shane Watson still a vital player: Mitchell Marsh February 15, 2015

    Melbourne: The squeeze is on for places in Australia's one-day side and Mitchell Marsh is in no doubt that Shane Watson remains a crucial part of the co-host's quest for a fifth ICC World Cup title. Australia's selectors will have plenty to ponder about in the coming weeks as they attempt...
  • Shane Watson fit to play in World Cup warm-up match February 7, 2015

    Australia all-rounder Shane Watson says he is over his latest injury and ready for the Cricket World Cup. Watson missed the tri-series final between Australia and England with hamstring soreness but will play in Australia's warm-up match against India at Adelaide on Sunday. He said "I'll be ready to bowl a few...
  • World Cup 2015: Who are the men with best all-round skills January 30, 2015

    From Mohinder Amarnath's legendary performance in 1983 World Cup to Yuvraj Singh's brilliance in the 2011 edition, the importance of allrounders in one-day cricket and World Cups cannot be undermined. Most teams in the modern era give particular emphasis on having more players who can do well with both bat...
  • Shane Watson to raise money for charity during World Cup January 27, 2015

    Sydney: Apart from winning the World Cup, star Australian allrounder Shane Watson has added motivation to be fit for the One-Day International (ODI) showpiece, where he'll be raising money for research into motor neuron disease (MND). Watson has pledged to donate $200 for every boundary he hits, $300 for each six...
  • Shane Watson in doubt for tri-series final January 27, 2015

    Allrounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was unsure if he would be fit for Australia's one-day international final against England or India but has no intention of missing the upcoming World Cup. Watson, 33, was sidelined for Friday's win over England and the washed out game against India in Sydney on...
  • Moises Henriques replaces Shane Watson in Australian squad for Hobart ODI January 22, 2015

    Hobart: All-rounder Moises Henriques on Thursday replaced an injured Shane Watson in the Australian squad for Friday's tri-series cricket match against England. Watson had reported tightness in his right hamstring during training at Blundstone Arena on Wednesday and was therefore ruled out of the contest. "Henriques will link up with the squad...
  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England January 22, 2015

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 January 8, 2015

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha (14)...
  • Steven Smith blames 'Spidercam' after dropping KL Rahul January 8, 2015

    What is a bird's-eye view worth? That's the question television executives and cricket officials were confronted with after a camera suspended above the field distracted Australia captain Steve Smith as he attempted to take a catch during the fourth Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India opener Lokesh...
  • Shane Watson criticised for missing century January 7, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has taken a dig at struggling batsman Shane Watson for his shot selection that led to his dismissal on 81 runs on the second day of the fourth Test against India on Wednesday. Watson, under much pressure for a prolonged run drought, miscued a pull...
  • Shane Watson is harsh on himself: Chris Rogers January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australia opener Chris Rogers has said out-of-form all-rounder Shane Watson's biggest problem is he sets very high playing standards and judges himself too harshly. "He's an interesting character, he does put a lot of pressure on himself and he's desperate to do well. He's probably overly harsh on himself at...
  • Shane Watson will return to form in Sydney: Glenn McGrath January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath has backed Shane Watson and predicted a return to form for the struggling allrounder in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning on Tuesday. Watson has endured an extended lean phase with the bat, failing to score a Test century in...
  • Will be flooded by Phillip Hughes memories in Sydney Test: Shane Watson January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Not too enthused by the idea of being back on the ground where Phillip Hughes was fatally struck, Australian allrounder Shane Watson, on Saturday, said memories of the late batsman will flood him the moment he steps out to compete in the fourth Test against India. Hughes lost his life...
  • Mark Waugh backs Shane Watson to fire December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) national selector Mark Waugh has backed under-pressure all-rounder Shane Watson to return to form, but said time is running out for him to score runs. The 33-year-old hasn't scored a Test century in 12 months, and after a lean series with the bat against India, his spot...
  • Time is running out for Shane Watson: Allan Border December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: World Cup winning former Australian captain Allan Border is extermely critical of senior cricketer Shane Watson's inconsistent performance and fears that time might just be running out for the 33-year-old all-rounder, rated as one of the best players of his time. "I'm a Shane Watson fan but I've become an...
  • Shane Watson laments untimely dismissal December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Shane Watson, despite posting his highest Test score in nearly a year, lamented the missed opportunity to capitalise on the good start he got and score a big century on Friday. Watson was under pressure following a prolonged run-drought, but he scored a patient 52 on day one...
  • 3rd Test: India, Australia share honours on Day 1 December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in this series and was still batting on 72 when the stumps...
  • Team India face uphill task against Australia in Boxing Day Test December 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says his team's refusal to be intimidated by India's verbal sledges and physical play during the second Test will give them an advantage when the teams meet again on Friday in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India greeted Australia fast bowler Mitchell...
  • David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Australia vs India Test December 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Opener David Warner and allrounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India. The pair returned to the fray during a Christmas Eve session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner, batting for the first time since...
  • Australia should stick with Shane Watson at No.3: Ricky Ponting December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Joining the debate over Shane Watson's batting position in the upcoming Boxing Day Test, former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has backed the under-fire batsman to deliver in his favourite number-three position against India. Two years after Ponting's retirement, the Australian team management has failed to fill the No.3 spot...