SHANE WATSON

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore crush Rajasthan Royals for their second win in IPL 8 Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Skipper Virat Kohli blasted his second successive fifty and pacer Mitchell Starc snapped three wickets as Royal Challengers Bangalore notched up a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Friday. Bangalore didn't put a foot wrong as they first dished out a disciplined bowling performance to restrict Rajasthan to 130...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 22 Yesterday

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Pushed to the bottom of the heap after three successive losses, it would take an extraordinary performance from Royal Challengers Bangalore to get the better of table-toppers Rajasthan Royals. With five wins from six matches, Rajasthan are sitting pretty at the top...
  • IPL 8: Table-toppers RR favourites against laggards RCB 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Pushed to the bottom of the heap after three successive losses, it would take an extraordinary performance from Royal Challengers Bangalore to get the better of table-toppers Rajasthan Royals when the two sides clash in an IPL match on Friday. With five wins from six matches, Rajasthan are sitting pretty...
  • IPL 8, Week-2 Review: Taped mouths, cheeky comments and consistent Rajasthan 4 days ago

    As the second week of the Indian Premier League comes to an end, the glitzy tournament is gathering pace and serving some well-garnished appetizers before the main course arrives once Season 8 crosses the midway milestone. The story this week continued on the lines of the previous one with Rajasthan Royals...
  • IPL 8: Can Punjab halt Rajasthan's unbeaten run? 4 days ago

    A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side, Rajasthan Royals. ...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 18 4 days ago

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side, Rajasthan Royals, when the two teams clash in an Indian Premier League match. Rajasthan Royals have successfully dealt with all the challenges thrown at them...
  • IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab seek revival against ruthless Rajasthan Royals 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side, Rajasthan Royals, when the two teams clash in an Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan Royals have successfully dealt with all the challenges thrown at them in the five games they...
  • IPL 8: Smith Smith does an incredible job as a leader, says Shane Watson 5 days ago

    I'm very lucky to have Smith in and around the squad not only as a captain but also as a batsman," said Watson. ...
  • IPL 8: We summed up the conditions quickly, says Shane Watson 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson on Sunday said the ability to "quickly sum up the conditions" was the prime reason for his side's victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League. Chasing a score of 156/4, the Royals reached a winning 157/2 with 10 balls to spare...
  • IPL 8: Rahane, Watson power RR to 8-wicket win over CSK 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: A rampaging Rajasthan Royals thrashed Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets as openers Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane hit strokeful fifties to help the team register its fifth straight win in this season of the IPL, here today. Chasing 157 for a win at their adopted home ground at Motera,...
  • IPL 8: Steven Smith no less than De Villiers or Kohli, says Watson April 15, 2015

    Lauding Steven Smith for his match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians, which gave Rajasthan Royals their third successive victory in as many games, Shane Watson said his team-mate is on par with AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. "I think he is on par with AB de Villiers at the moment and...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 3 April 10, 2015

    For Live updates, scroll down to bottom of the page Kings XI Punjab would look to adapt quickly to their new 'home ground' when they lock horns with former champions Rajasthan Royals in their campaign opener. The Royals, who have three 2015 World Cup winners in Shane Watson, Steven Smith and...
  • IPL 8: Rajasthan Royals have a number of match-winners, says Watson April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals are not depending on only a few match-winners but a whole lot of them this season to propel the IPL franchise's fortunes, said captain Shane Watson here on Monday. "We have match winners all the way unlike in the past. To me that's very exciting for the IPL season....
  • World Cup: Pakistan innings was most important I played in ODIs, says Shane Watson March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Monday said his unbeaten knock of 64 against Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final is the "most important innings" of his ODI career as he was plain "lucky" to survive the hostile spell from Wahab Riaz. Watson, who was not in the best of form...
  • World Cup 2015: Friends united as Wahab Riaz, Shane Watson call truce March 24, 2015

    Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Australian allrounder Shane Watson called a truce on Tuesday after their compelling World Cup quarter-final tussle. Wahab won widespread plaudits for a fierce spell of fast bowling which forced Watson to duck into and under a series of short-pitched deliveries in the game at the...
  • World Cup: Shane Watson has answered his critics fittingly, says Brett Lee March 21, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee believes all-rounder Shane Watson has finally answered his critics after playing a match-winning knock in Friday's six-wicket World Cup quarter-final win over Pakistan. Watson remained not out on 64 as he ensured his team got over the line after being put under pressure while chasing...
  • Shane Watson, Wahab Riaz fined for exchange of words in World Cup quarters March 21, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz was fined 50 percent of his match fee while Australian allrounder Shane Watson was penalised 15 percent of his after their angry clash in the World Cup quarter-final. Wahab was charged with using obscene language, while Watson was accused of conduct contrary to the spirit...
  • World Cup: Twitter welcomes India-Australia semi-final March 20, 2015

    Shane Watson made the most of an early reprieve to guide Australia to a six-wicket win over Pakistan with an unbeaten 64 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday. Pakistan won the toss and batted but was all out for 213 in the last over, with recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood taking...
  • World Cup: Australia beat Pakistan to set up semis clash with India March 20, 2015

    Steven Smith scored 65 and Shane Watson made 64 as Australia chased down the 214-run target in 33.5 overs to defeat Pakistan by six wickets. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia oust Pakistan to set up India semi-final March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: For a while, a long while, Wahab Riaz rattled Australia. With his third delivery, he winkled out David Warner. With his tenth, he bounced out Michael Clarke. He could have had Shane Watson at least a half-dozen times, he should definitely have had him once but for Rahat Ali's...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson wary of danger from Pakistan March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: Australian allrounder Shane Watson expects Pakistan to come out firing in Friday's World Cup quarter-final, saying a knock-out situation usually brought out the best in them. "They can play some incredible cricket, as they have in times I've played against them, but they also can self-destruct quite quickly as well,"...
  • World Cup 2015: My job is to get best out of players, says Clarke March 8, 2015

    This hasn't been the easiest month of Michael Clarke's career. Australia's World Cup campaign has had only one notable stutter, against New Zealand at Eden Park, but the questions about Clarke's fitness and value to the side have not gone away. On Sunday (March 8), as Shane Watson returned to...
  • World Cup: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs to reach quarters March 8, 2015

    Sydney: For 25 overs with the ball and 40 overs with the bat, at a Sydney Cricket Ground that felt like Colombo, Sri Lanka gave Australia a real scare. Glenn Maxwell's explosive hitting fetched him a 51-ball century and propelled Australia to 376 for 9, but with Kumar Sangakkara scoring...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia leave door open for Shane Watson March 7, 2015

    Sydney: Australia left the door ajar on Saturday for all-rounder Shane Watson for their crucial World Cup Pool A match against Sri Lanka here on Sunday, only four days after his shock axing. Watson, 33, paid the price for unconvincing form with the bat when he was left out of the...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson's future under cloud? March 5, 2015

    Watson has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches against England and New Zealand. ...
  • World Cup: Shane Watson no longer an automatic Aussie pick as an allrounder March 5, 2015

    Perth: Allrounder Shane Watson might have played his last one-day international for Australia after he was axed from the side that beat Afghanistan by a record 275 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. Watson, 33, has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches...