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IPL 2016 auction: Shane Watson top buy, Yuvraj Singh too gets million-dollar deal

IPL 2016 auction: Shane Watson top buy, Yuvraj Singh too gets million-dollar dea

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.

IPL auction 2016: Watson sold to RCB Rs. 9.5 crore

IPL auction 2016: Watson sold to RCB Rs. 9.5 crore

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.

India vs Aus 3rd T20I: Aaron Finch​ replaced by Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson to lead

Shane Watson

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.

Watson gives green signal for Pakistan Super League

Shane Watson

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.

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.



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