SHANE WATSON

  • Shane Watson to raise money for charity during World Cup 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Watson hit on helmet, to be monitored for signs of concussion December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Phillip Hughes' tragic death came back to haunt Australia after star allrounder Shane Watson was hit on the helmet by a vicious bouncer from pacer James Pattinson during their training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The 33-year-old was left shaken by the fierce blow to the head...
  • Shane Watson forced to leave Australia training by bouncer blow December 23, 2014

    Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was forced to cut short his training session in the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer on Tuesday, three days before the start of the third Test against India. Watson, under pressure for his place at number three in the...
  • Shane Watson must convert starts into big scores: Michael Slater December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Former Australian Test opener Michael Slater said on Thursday that all-rounder Shane Watson must begin making big scores batting at the crucial No.3 position. Watson was dismissed for 25 runs on the second day of the second Test on Thursday, getting caught at mid-on by Shikhar Dhawan to spinner Ravichandran...
  • 1st Test: Australia 354/6 after Warner ton, India strike late to hit back December 9, 2014

    India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt) and Steve Smith (72*). The day began with 63 claps in honour of late...
  • Shane Watson using Phillip Hughes' locker at Adelaide Oval December 9, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is using the players' locker formerly meant for Phillip Hughes in the dressing room of Adelaide Oval, the late cricketer's adopted home that had witnessed a gamut of emotions before the start of the first Test against India on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Watson was one...
  • Australia ready to inflict pain on Team India, says Watson December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia might still be mourning the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes but allrounder Shane Watson on Sunday said his team will be ready to dish out aggressive cricket and inflict pain on India when the opening Test gets underway here on Tuesday. The 33-year-old allrounder said last week has been...
  • India in Australia: 1st Test may be delayed, Aus players need time after Hughes tragedy November 28, 2014

    The first Test between India and Australia is all set to be rescheduled as three of the senior Aussie cricketers in Shane Watson, David Warner and Brad Haddin are amongst those who have already said that they are not in perfect state of mind to return to competitive cricket. According to...
  • 5th ODI: Faulkner hits Australia to victory against South Africa November 23, 2014

    Sydney: Australia survived a late batting collapse to return to the top of the world one-day international rankings with a two-wicket win over South Africa on Sunday in the final game of a five-match series. The victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground concluded a 4-1 series win for Australia ahead...
  • Shane Watson optimistic on Michael Clarke's fitness for India Tests November 18, 2014

    Shane Watson would be honoured to stand in for Michael Clarke as Test skipper against India next month even if he thinks it's increasingly unlikely that Australia will need a caretaker captain. Australia are sweating on Clarke's hamstring injury ahead of an important three months of cricket on home soil, which...
  • 2nd T20: Australia thrash South Africa to level series November 7, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's bowlers choked the run flow to restrict South Africa to 101 for 7 and Aaron Finch took care of the rest, carrying his bat in an unbeaten 44 to guide the hosts to a series-leveling seven-wicket win in the second Twenty20 on Friday. South Africa won the toss but...
  • Ready to bat in any position: Shane Watson November 3, 2014

    Sydney: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, poised to return to the national team after a prolonged injury layoff, said on Monday that he is willing to bat in any position to help his team bounce back from their poor performance against Pakistan in the ongoing Test series. Australia trail the two-match Test...