Melbourne [Australia], Oct.24 :Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has revealed how his long-standing friendship with Shane Watson made a rocky start back in 2000, when the former all-rounder stuck his head in the toilet at the Australia's Cricket Academy in Adelaide.
The Cricket Academy was helmed by current chairman of selectors Rod Marsh and featured tutorials from the likes of Ian Chappell, John Inverarity and Dennis Lillee.
Mohali, May 10 : After guiding his side to a nerve-wracking one-run win against Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Shane Watson has heaped praise on team skipper Virat Kohli for instilling confidence in him and using his skills perfectly in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Barbados, Apr. 07 : Australia's Zouks-bound duo for this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Michael Hussey and Shane Watson, have sent messages of congratulations to West Indies team captain Darren Sammy following the announcement that the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia will be renamed as the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
Melbourne, Mar 17 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed that his side will be fully prepared in their bid to remind New Zealand of their superior record against them at major tournaments.
Australia's dominance is clearly evident in the sense that they have won 11 of their 15 games against New Zealand in the two major global 50-over competitions - the World Cup and Champions Trophy.
The trans-Tasman opponents are set to renew their rivalry when they will take on each other in the group stage match on Friday in the World Twenty20 in Dharamsala.
Johannesburg, Mar. 10 : Shane Watson and Steve Smith produced a brilliant batting display as Australia subdued South Africa by six wickets in the third and the final T20 to seal the three-match series 2-1 at PPC Newlands in Capetown.
Chasing a target of 179, Australian openers Usman Khawaja (32 off just 25 balls) and Watson (42 off just 27 balls) shared a brisk 76-run partnership and put the home side under pressure.
Melbourne, Mar. 9 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has admitted that he will consider calling curtains on his international career after the World T20 in India while pointing out his desire to assume coaching role in future.
The 34-year-old, who retired from Test cricket following the disastrous Ashes series against England last year, said that he was excited about being a part of the World T20 squad, but insisted that he would think about his international swansong after the conclusion of the T20 format's pinnacle event.
Bengaluru : Australia's ageing all-rounder Shane Watson today emerged as the biggest draw going for a whopping Rs 9.50 crore, while Yuvraj Singh was the costliest buy among the Indians with a bid of Rs 7 crore in a rather low-key IPL players' auction here on Saturday.
The 34-year-old Watson, who marked his return to form with a blazing century against India in the last T20, triggered an intense bidding war among three franchises before Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) clinched the deal with the highest package so far.
Bengaluru, Feb. 6 : Flamboyant Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will now play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the Virat Kohli-led franchise spending a whopping Rs. 9.5 crore for Watto.
"Incredibly excited to join such a great franchise. Looking forward to joining up with my new teammates in April," Watson said in a tweet after getting picked by the RCB.
"Welcome to the RCB Camp @ShaneRWatson33! We're glad to have you!," The official Twitter account of Royal Challengers Bangalore said in tweet.
New Delhi : After having surrendered the T20I series on Friday, Australia were forced to make changes to their side for the final match on in Sydney.
Skipper Aaron Finch, who suffered a left hamstring injury, was replaced by in-form left-hander Usman Khawaja, while Shane Watson was named captain.
Finch suffered the injury while during his 74-run knock at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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