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Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Born June 17, 1981 Ipswich, Queensland
Age 33 Years, 10 Months, 18 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Batting Rank Test - 44, ODI - 26, World Cup - 26, T20I - 16
Bowling Rank Test - 37, ODI - 83, World Cup - 83, T20I - 35
Teams Played Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia A, Hampshire, Jaipur, New South Wales, Australia, Brisbane Heat, Sydney Sixers
Man of the Match Test - 3, ODI - 17, World Cup - 2, T20I - 8, IPL - 8, CL - 0,
Career Span 2005 - 2015, 2002 - 2015, 2007 - 2015, 2006 - 2014, 2008 - 2015, 2011 - 2013,

Shane Watson's well-built body, reminiscent of a wrestler or perhaps a boxer is just the tip of the iceberg when he meets one's eye on a cricket field. As intimidating as his presence or fitness may be, Watson is probably one of the most injury-prone cricketers going around but at the same time he has transpired into one of the leading all-rounders of his era.

Shane Watson OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 5610533646176 v ENG4244693135.7452.89420
ODI 187166265686185* v BAN93356812840.6190.38630
World Cup 2219764394 v CAN06671753.58108.0660
T20I 48463115681 v PAK010886926.88143.96150
IPL 7472102218101 v CHE11422010435.77141.0021 0
CL 1413128147 v HL00271223.41120.6020

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 87886.52342449746/33 v PAK2333.092.7671.90
ODI 1611067.43552911664/36 v PAK12031.874.9538.59
World Cup 20109.3356691/9 v NZ0062.885.1673.00
T20I 40126.02958394/15 v ENG2024.567.6019.38
IPL 66213.531576573/10 v DEL6027.647.37 22.50
CL 931.00247112/25 v HL0022.457.9616.90

Shane Watson AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
England 18 35 2 1438 176 2 10 200 / 9 43.57 57.08 14 0
ICC World XI 1 2 0 34 24 0 0 2 / 0 17.00 35.05 - -
India 13 25 0 778 126 1 5 92 / 5 31.12 47.35 9 0
New Zealand 2 4 0 83 65 0 1 13 / 2 20.75 55.70 - -
Pakistan 6 11 1 441 120* 1 2 52 / 5 44.10 52.12 8 0
South Africa 4 8 0 195 88 0 1 23 / 7 24.37 73.03 4 0
Sri Lanka 5 8 0 205 83 0 1 27 / 1 25.62 50.74 1 0
West Indies 7 12 0 472 96 0 4 60 / 2 39.33 48.76 6 0
Total 56 105 3 3646 176 v ENG 4 24 469/31 30.73 52.48 42 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
England 24 217.1 74 573 9 1/0 0 / 0 63.66 2.63 144.77
ICC World XI 1 6.0 0 38 0 0/38 0 / 0 - 6.33 -
India 20 225.2 45 645 17 4/42 1 / 0 37.94 2.86 79.52
New Zealand 4 26.0 6 102 2 2/35 0 / 0 51.00 3.92 78.00
Pakistan 10 102.5 23 302 17 6/33 0 / 2 17.76 2.93 36.29
South Africa 7 54.5 15 160 8 5/17 0 / 1 20.00 2.91 41.12
Sri Lanka 8 125.4 42 256 9 3/11 1 / 0 28.44 2.03 83.77
West Indies 13 129.0 29 373 12 2/30 0 / 0 31.08 2.89 64.50
Total 87 885.7 234 2449 74 4/42 v IND 2/3 31.24 3.31 66.00

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Shane Watson LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 27 51 0 1715 176 v ENG 2 11 229 / 17 33.62 54.20 14 0
Home 27 50 3 1867 120* v PAK 2 13 230 / 13 39.72 51.93 26 0
Neutral 2 4 0 64 31 v PAK 0 0 10 / 1 16.00 47.76 2 0
Total 56 105 3 3646 176 v ENG 4 24 469/31 29.78 51.30 42 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 41 412.0 116 1072 31 5/17 v SA 2 / 1 34.58 2.60 79.74
Home 42 445.0 113 1260 32 2/19 v SL 0 / 0 39.37 2.83 83.43
Neutral 4 29.5 5 117 11 6/33 v PAK 0 / 2 10.63 3.92 16.27
Total 87 886.5 234 2449 74 6/33 v PAK 2/3 28.19 3.12 59.81

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Shane Watson YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2005 3 4 0 81 31 v PAK 0 0 8 / 0 20.25 38.20 - -
2008 5 9 0 176 78 v IND 0 1 25 / 1 19.55 44.00 - -
2009 7 12 1 716 120* v PAK 1 6 101 / 1 65.09 54.32 9 0
2010 11 22 1 897 126 v IND 1 8 114 / 8 42.71 50.30 12 0
2011 6 11 0 265 88 v SA 0 1 43 / 2 24.09 58.24 3 0
2012 6 11 0 346 83 v SL 0 3 35 / 3 31.45 44.41 1 0
2013 12 24 1 810 176 v ENG 2 3 105 / 10 35.21 60.00 7 0
2014 5 10 0 258 52 v IND 0 1 28 / 6 25.80 65.15 8 0
2015 1 2 0 97 81 v IND 0 1 10 / 0 48.50 48.50 2 0
Total 56 105 3 3646 176 v ENG 4 24 469/31 34.74 51.46 42 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2005 4 31.0 5 123 2 1/25 v WI 0 / 0 61.50 3.96 93.00
2008 10 130.4 23 375 12 4/42 v IND 1 / 0 31.25 2.86 65.33
2009 9 89.0 18 290 9 2/30 v WI 0 / 0 32.22 3.25 59.33
2010 17 162.5 32 514 19 6/33 v PAK 0 / 2 27.05 3.15 51.42
2011 9 113.5 39 267 14 5/17 v SA 1 / 1 19.07 2.34 48.78
2012 11 123.4 32 295 6 1/20 v WI 0 / 0 49.16 2.38 123.66
2013 16 130.1 54 296 6 1/0 v ENG 0 / 0 49.33 2.27 130.16
2014 9 77.4 25 209 3 1/34 v SA 0 / 0 69.66 2.69 155.33
2015 2 28.0 6 80 3 2/58 v IND 0 / 0 26.66 2.85 56.00
Total 87 885.3 234 2449 74 2/58 v IND 2/3 40.66 2.86 87.00

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
81(183) & 16(17) 2/58 & 1/22 v India Jan 06, 2015
52(89) & 17(34) 1/65 & 0/14 v India Dec 26, 2014
25(29) & 0(8) 1/39 & 0/27 v India Dec 17, 2014
14(33) & 33(86) 0/13 & 0/6 v India Dec 09, 2014
40(32) & 25(17) 1/34 & 0/6 v South Africa Mar 01, 2014

SHANE WATSON's profile

Shane Watson's well-built body, reminiscent of a wrestler or perhaps a boxer is just the tip of the iceberg when he meets one's eye on a cricket field. As intimidating as his presence or fitness may be, Watson is probably one of the most injury-prone cricketers going around but at the same time he has transpired into one of the leading all-rounders of his era.

Born in Queensland, 'Watto' first started playing for Tasmania at the age of 20. Topping the bowling charts in the Pura Cup and good middle-order performances led to his selection for Australia's tour of South Africa in early 2002. Though he did not live up to the expectations then, Ponting and the selectors opined that he was on a learning curve and it would only be a matter of time before he came good. He continued to be a regular member of the ODI team before injury caused him to miss the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. He made a comeback a year later and started playing as a bowling all-rounder. Watson made his Test debut against Pakistan in 2005, scoring 31 in the first innings and taking a wicket. A dislocated shoulder while fielding in a Test against the West Indies caused him to miss the remainder of the season.

Later, in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, Watson was given the chance to open the batting with Adam Gilchrist. The move paid rich dividends as he performed quite well with both bat and ball in the tournament. In 2007, another injury blighted his progress and questions were raised about his ability to handle the workload expected of an all-rounder. The 2008 edition of the Indian T20 League proved to be a crucial turning point in his career. The able stewardship of Shane Warne brought the best out of him and he was instrumental in Rajasthan's win in the inaugural season. Since then, he has regularly featured in Australia's Test, ODI and T20I squads and has been a consistent performer. His much improved bowling has eased the pressure on the four frontline bowlers and he is also an added asset at the top of the order. Watson was named the deputy of Michael Clarke in Tests and ODIs, post the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, along with the vice-captaincy of the T20I team all of which he gave up after Australia's disastrous Test tour to India in 2013.The following year, he was signed by the Sydney Sixers ahead of the first-ever Big Bash League and the Champions League T20. Watson then moved from the Sydney franchise to represent Brisbane Heat from the 2012 season.

The 2014 season of the Indian T20 League saw Shane Watson retained by his franchise, Rajasthan. Later he was announced as the captain of the team as Rahul Dravid retired after the 2013 season. It was the best replacement, as Watson is an established player himself and one who enjoys leadership. Expectations are always from the crowd when the Aussie plays and he loves not to disappoint the fans.

One of his most memorable ODI innings would be an unbeaten 185* against Bangladesh in 2011, which included 15 fours and 15 sixes - a record of its own until Rohit Sharma of India hit 16 in 2013.