Shane Robert Watson

Australia Shane Robert Watson

Plays for Australia
Age 36 years 133 days
Born June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
To conquer international cricket, Shane Watson first had to beat his fragile body. Despite boasting an athletic figure made for photo shoots, Watson's frame was so brittle it threatened to break him. He refused to give up. Not through recurrences of back stress fractures, hamstring strains, calf problems, hip complaints, a dislocated shoulder or a suspected heart attack that turned out to be food poisoning. He changed his training, preferring pilates to weights, gave up alcohol, but not his dream. It finally paid off in 2009, when he was chosen as a Test opener in the middle of the Ashes series. Many batsmen would have been uncomfortable with the promotion from the middle order, especially after failing when given the job with Queensland, but Watson had become used to re-inventing himself. With a history of setbacks, it was not a surprise that his first Test century became such a drama, but after two scores in the 90s and an 89, he finally brought it up at the MCG against Pakistan - thanks to a single from a dropped catch. He had earned some luck. A productive few years as a Test opener led to back-to-back Allan Border Medals but by 2011-12, injury had again interceded. He returned to the Test team in 2012 but spent the rest of his career floating up and down the order in search of a place to call his own.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Australia Hampshire Islamabad United
New South Wales Queensland Rajasthan Royals
Royal Challengers Bangalore St Lucia Zouks Sydney Sixers
Sydney Thunder Tasmania

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 46 11 0 88 38.60 185* 7915 36 241 265
firstClass 54 20 0 109 42.57 203* 9451 19 241 137
T20Is 10 1 0 20 83 115 29.24 124* 1462 6 56 58
ODIs 33 9 0 64 131 570 40.54 185* 5757 27 169 190
tests 24 4 0 45 31 483 35.19 176 3731 3 109 59

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 3 5.04 33.15 4/36 4/36 213 7063 8406 265
firstClass 1 7 3.10 29.97 7/69 210 6294 12164 137
T20Is 0 0 1 7.65 24.72 4/15 4/15 48 1187 930 49 58
ODIs 0 0 3 4.95 31.79 4/36 4/36 168 5342 6466 163 190
tests 0 3 1 2.75 33.68 6/51 6/33 75 2526 5495 93 59
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