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Ashes: Australia seek to draw series at Lords

Ashes: Australia seek to draw series at Lords

New Delhi, July 16 - After suffering a 169-run defeat to England at Cardiff, Australia will now look to take the revenge and level the series when the two sides lock horns in the second Ashes Test at Lord's starting today.

Though Australia are the current holders of the 'Ashes-Urn', the home side looked more promising and would be eyeing one more victory at the historic cricket ground.

Australia has already dropped all-rounder Shane Watson for this Test and Mitchell Marsh is all set to replace him.

Oz drop Watson for Lord's Test, claims report

Shane Watson

London, July 15 - All-rounder Shane Watson has been reportedly dropped from the Australian squad for the second Ashes Test at Lord's, following his poor show at Cardiff.

Media reports have speculated that Mitchell Marsh has been preferred over the 34-year old, a move which could be seen as a signal to end Watson's 59-match Test career.

Earlier, head coach Darren Lehmann had also hinted that changes might take place in their line-up following their 169-run defeat at the hands of the hosts, The Guardian reported.

'Watson-styled screaming' latest flavor in Oz dressing room post Wahab heroics

'Watson-styled screaming' latest flavor in Oz dressing room post Wahab heroics

Sydney, Mar 23 : Shane Watson, who was struggling to find form, has roared back to his classy best in the ongoing World Cup, and was given a hero's welcome in the dressing room after playing a match winning innings against Pakistan in their quarterfinal tie in Adelaide.

Watson battled past Riaz's ferocious spell and scored an unbeaten 64 runs to guide his team to a six wicket over Misbah-ul-Haq's team.

Maxwell lauds 'classy' Watson for withstanding Wahab's ferocious spell

Maxwell lauds 'classy' Watson for withstanding Wahab's ferocious spell

Sydney, Mar 23 : Australia big-hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell has lavished praise on veteran all-rounder Shane Watson for playing a match winning innings against Pakistan in the World Cup quarterfinal in Adelaide.

Pakistan left-arm pacer Riaz produced one of the blistering spells of pace bowling against Australia, where he peppered Australian all-rounder Watson with a bouncer barrage after scalping David Warner and skipper Michael Clarke.

Watson battled past Riaz's ferocious spell and scored an unbeaten 64 runs to guide his team to a six wicket over Misbah-ul-Haq's team.

Out-of-form Watson's ODI future in doubt

Shane Watson

Johannesburg, Mar 04 - Australian all-rounder Shane Watson might reportedly just have played his last ODI for the team after he was dropped from the side that beat Afghanistan by a record 275 runs in their World Cup tie on Wednesday, with chairman of selectors Rod Marsh insisting that he have to rely on someone else's lack of form or an injury to get back in.

Watson, who has been an automatic selection by Australia, struggled in the first two matches against England, going off for a duck and gave bowling figures of 0-13, and New Zealand, scoring 23 and not bowling.

Watson claims 'crunch' time for him to score runs for retaining place in Oz squad

Shane Watson

Wellington, Feb 25 - Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has claimed that it is crunch time for him to score runs in general, in order to retain his place in the squad.

However, Watson feels that he is doing everything he possibly can for the same. he remains Australia's premier all-rounder and Would bat at first drop in Saturday's high octane World Cup pool clash with unbeaten New Zealand in Auckland.

However with Mitch Marsh firing and James Faulkner soon to be passed fit, Watson's hold on that title could soon come into question, also his place in the XI, Stuff. co. nz reported.

Mitchell Marsh brands struggling Watson 'premier all-rounder' in Oz squad

Mitchell Marsh brands struggling Watson 'premier all-rounder' in Oz squad

Wellington, Feb 17 : Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh believes that Shane Watson is still the premier all-rounder in their squad and insists that he is a vital cog for them going forward in this World Cup.

Watson is under pressure to hold his place in the Australian team, as he has been struggling with his form recently and went off for a duck on the first ball against England in Australia's World Cup opener.

Watson buys opulent 9 million dollars beachside home in Bronte

Watson buys opulent 9 million dollars beachside home in Bronte

Sydney, Jan 30 : Australian swashbuckling all-rounder Shane Watson and his wife Lee have bought an eye-catching luxurious four bedroom home in Bronte, a beach side suburb of Sydney, for a whooping sum of nine million dollars .

The luxurious home has views of both Bronte and Tamarama, including from in front of the bath in the master suite, News. com. au reported.

Last month the couple had announced that they were expecting their second child after two-year-old son Will.(ANI)

Watson claims not sensed any 'division' between 'vital' Clarke and teammates

Watson claims not sensed any 'division' between 'vital' Clarke and teammates

Sydney, Jan 29 : As the World Cup nears and Michael Clarke struggles to regain fitness to meet his deadline, all-rounder Shane Watson has claimed that he has not sensed any division within the team, as speculations emerged of a growing rift between the skipper and teammates.

Clarke's relationship with teammates has become a hot topic of discussion throughout a summer of injury dramas. However, Cricket Australia bosses James Sutherland and Pat Howard have both reportedly denied that discussions about dethroning Clarke as captain after the World Cup have taken place.

Chappell believes Watson should cement his place at No 3

Chappell believes Watson should cement his place at No 3

Sydney, Jan 04 : Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes that swashbuckling all-rounder Shane Watson should better cement his place at number three following a downward trend in his batting average.

According to Chappell, Watson's failure to convert starts was not acceptable at number three as he was expected to take charge and dominate at times. He stated that the reason Watson was struggling stemmed from his attempt to overcome an lbw fallibility, News. com. au reported.



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