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About Shane Watson

Shane Watson is an Australian cricketer and an all-rounder. He plays for the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League.

Shane Watson Timeline

Personal Biography

Lee Furlong is his partner. The couple planned to tie the knot in May 2010.

In October 09, he, along with fellow Australian cricketers stripped for the 3 Mobile Men of Cricket calendar as part of increasing awareness about breast cancer.

Reacting to the 2008 Mumbai terror strikes, he said the bombings had hit home hard.

Professional Biography

As a Cricketer

In December 09, former Australian coach John Buchanan believed it is time for Ricky Ponting's team to revisit the Spirit of Cricket pledge that was signed during his tenure, and urged Watson not to undo years of hard work and control his emotions.

In March 2010, he declared himself fit for second Test against New Zealand to be played here from Saturday, even as his captain, Ricky Ponting, has said that he requires more time to truly assess the formers fitness.

Watson and other fellow Australian cricketers headed to India for participation in the third edition of the IPL Twenty-Twenty tournament without taking any rest.


He, along with Mitchell Johnson became the leading contenders for the Allan Border Medal count, which recognises Australias best player of the past year.

Shane Watson in News

Five-Star Hotel in Ahmedabad Auctioned Collector's Edition Cricket Bat for a Worthy Cause
It's no secret that India loves cricket. It's also no secret that Marriott loves helping a worthy cause. The Courtyard Ahmedabad recently brought these two passions together by auctioning off a collector's edition cricket bat to help a community in need.

West Indies among top contenders to win Twenty20 World Cup: Watson
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has named the West Indies as the team to beat at the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Australia to use ODI series against England to regain Ashes urn
Describing the pain of losing the Ashes to England, senior Australian player Shane Watson has said his team hopes to use the current five match ODI series to regain the coveted urn.

Arthur says Oz selectors still to solve ODI opening combination conundrum
Australia coach Mickey Arthur has said the selectors are still pondering over the right opening partnership for the team in the fifty over format ahead of their five match one-day series against England, starting on Friday at Lord's.

CA's new contract puts Clarke's base salary at $2 million
Captain Michael Clarke, who tops the list Cricket Australia's new contract list, will earn a base salary of about $2 million and will pocket much more when his skipper's allowance and match fees are taken into account.

Pay dispute ends, Clarke and Johnson big winners in CA's contract list
Skipper Michael Clarke and pacer Mitchell Johnson have emerged as biggest gainers in Cricket Australia's list of contracted players for the next year,as the governing body has reduced the number from 25 to 17.

Watson ready to resume verbal battle with Anderson
Australia's vice-captain Shane Watson is ready to resume his verbal battle with England pacer James Anderson in the upcoming one-day series.

Watson urges Oz batsmen not to be "spooked" by swing-friendly English conditions
Opener Shane Watson has urged Australia's batsmen not to be "spooked" by the swing-friendly conditions in England in the five-match one-day series starting next week.

Oz selectors recall Johnson for England tour
Mitchell Johnson has been recalled to the Australian team for the one-day tour of England and Ireland in June and July.

Siddle could miss rest of Caribbean series
Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle may not take further part in the series against the West Indies amidst fears of back stiffness that could result in stress fractures.

Watson's wait for 'much awaited' third century continues
Shane Watson fell between the score of 50 and 100 for the 18th time in his Test career, as his ostensible inability to convert a good start into triple figures for Australia continued during the second Test match against the West Indies in Trinidad.

Ponting struggles as Oz top order fails to click in second Test against Windies
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting continues to struggle as his team's top order failed to click on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies.

Spinners Lyon, Beer under pressure to lead Oz to victory against Windies
Both Australian spinners Nathan Lyon and Michael Beer are under pressure to lead their side to victory in the second Test against the West Indies.

Watson vows to change his appalling record of run-outs in Tests
Australian allrounder Shane Watson has vowed to change his appalling record of run-outs at Test level.

Australia may play two spinners against Windies in second Test
Australia is considering playing spinner Michael Beer alongside Nathan Lyon for the second Test against the West Indies, temporarily dismantling their pace attack.

Clarke, Ponting and Hussey are Australia's most bankable Test scorers
Australia's senior batsmen Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey are the country's most bankable run scorers in the Test arena.

Clarke defends Watson for leading to Ponting's run out on third day of Bridgetown Test
Australian captain Michael Clarke has defended all-rounder Shane Watson after he featured in one of the third day's defining plays, which saw Ricky Ponting run out for four, as Australia is trailing the West Indies by 201 runs at the close of the third day's play in the first Test.

Watson believes Caribbean series will be Lyon's toughest Test
Australia vice-captain Shane Watson believes off spinner Nathan Lyon is facing the toughest test of his short international cricket career in the Caribbean.

Windies eyeing 'trump card' Bishoo to exploit Oz weakness against spin in Bridgetown
The West Indies would be looking to make use of Australia's inexperience in Caribbean conditions, by using leg spinner Devendra Bishoo as their trump card against them on a pitch sporting numerous foot marks in Bridgetown.

Warner rues 'laziness' on field as fielding coach heads to IPL
Australian opener David Warner has lamented his team's lazy fielding performance on the first day of the Barbados Test match, as their fielding coach Steve Nixon left the Caribbean during the Twenty20 series last week to fulfill Indian Premier League commitments with Chennai Super Kings.

Oz in high spirits after tour win ahead of Barbados Test
Australian players are in a confident mood after their three-day tour win over the West Indies Cricket Board President's eleven.ustralia claimed a comfortable eight-wicket win at the 3Ws Oval, taking just over an hour to score the 56 runs required at the start of Wednesday's play.

Oz pacers have potential to be best in world: Arthur
Coach Mickey Arthur has said that Australia's new pace attack, including James Pattinson, has the potential to be the best in the world.

India, Oz aiming for good start in Test series
Both India and Australia are looking forward to a series win and will aim to gain a good start in the Boxing Day Test.

We are prepared for Boxing Day Test match, claims Brad Haddin
Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin believes his team is fully prepared for Boxing Day Test match against India and has left their humbling defeat to New Zealand at Hobart behind them.

Lawry praises selection of Cowan as Warner's new opening partner
Former Australian cricket captain Bill Lawry has praised the National Selection Panel's(NSP) decision to chose Tasmanian Opener Ed Cowan for the Bozing Day Test against India.

Oz selectors want nation's best batsmen to be bowlers as well
The Chairman of the National Selection Panel (NSP), John Inverarity, has called on the nation's best batsmen to work on their bowling skills in a bid to give the Test team greater flexibility down the track.

Cowan, Marsh in; Harris, Watson excluded for India-Oz Boxing Day Test
Openers Ed Cowan and Shaun Marsh have been included in Australia's squad for the Boxing Day Test against India, while injured duo Ryan Harris and Shane Watson have been excluded.

Oz batting camp to focus on maintaining mental toughness, facing Indian bowlers
Australia's batting camp, which started today, focussed on combating India's pace bowling attack and preach mental toughness ahead of Boxing Day against India.

Warner back problem worrying Oz selectors
Australia's cricket selectors have reportedly expressed concern and worry over Test opener David Warner's nagging back problem.

Cricket Australia scouts say Warner, Cummins among five key players
Cricket Australia's talent scouts have marked out David Warner, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Shaun and Mitchell Marsh as the key men responsible for returning the country to top of the world rankings in all three forms of the game.

Arthur orders Test cricketers into batting boot camp
Australian cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has ordered batters to attend a training camp ahead of the series against India.

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