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  • IPL 8: Steven Smith no less than De Villiers or Kohli, says Watson 3 days ago

    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...
  • Donna Vekic upsets Heather Watson in Family Circle Cup opening round April 7, 2015

    Charleston: Donna Vekic of Croatia upset Britain's Heather Watson 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the opening round of the Family Circle Cup on Monday. The 18-year-old Vekic raced out to a 6-3, 4-2 lead before Watson, the 16th seed, took seven of the next eight games to capture the second set 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,"...
  • Nude images hoax left Emma Watson raging March 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson says she was 'raging' after a hoax website threatened to release nude photographs of her online. While speaking at Facebook's London office to mark International Women's Day on Sunday, the 24-year-old and the United Nations Ambassador for Women said the concerned website targeted her...
  • Actress Emma Watson urges more men to fight for gender equality March 9, 2015

    London: British actress Emma Watson urged more men and boys on Sunday to take a stand for women's rights and be proud to be feminists in a bid to add momentum to a global campaign to unite men and women for gender equality. Watson, 24, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women,...
  • Emma Watson shows us again that she is amazing as she talks about gender equality on a Facebook Q&A March 9, 2015

    Actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, in honor of International Women's Day on 8 March, 2015 took to Facebook to advocate for men and women joining together in the fight for gender equality.Watson, last year made a speech at the United Nations in September and it was...
  • 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...
  • World Cup 2015: David Warner misses individual Australia record March 4, 2015

    Perth: Australian opener David Warner fell just short of the record individual total for his country in a one-day international in the World Cup Pool B clash with Afghanistan at the WACA Ground on Wednesday. Warner, who was given a life on 114, eventually fell for 178, leaving him seven short...
  • Australia hit highest World Cup score in history March 4, 2015

    Perth: Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417 for 6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth. The four-time champions went past the previous best of 413 for 5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. It was the third 400-plus total...
  • World Cup: No choice but to drop Shane Watson, says Aussie selector Rod Marsh March 4, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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...