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.
Karachi, Oct. 13 - Australian explosive all-rounder Shane Watson has become the latest big player to associate with the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a franchise-based T20 tournament which begins in the United Arab Emirates in February next year.
The 34-year-old, who has accumulated 4107 run in 154 T20s, said that he was very excited to be involved in the inaugural edition of the PSL and joining a host of international superstars, the Dawn reported.
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.
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.
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