Shane Watson http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29782/all en Cricket: Australia's Watson back for West Indies ODIs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-australias-watson-back-west-indies-odis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All-rounder Shane Watson was Monday named in Australia's squad for this week's two one-day internationals against the West Indies following his recovery from a calf injury.</p> <p>Watson will replace Usman Khawaja as Australia seek to wrap up the five-game series in Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra after winning the opening two matches in Perth over the weekend.</p> <p>"Shane Watson comes back into the squad for the series against West Indies as an opening batsman," chairman of selectors John Inverarity said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-australias-watson-back-west-indies-odis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Forms of cricket Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744900 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Watson role not so elementary for Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/cricket-watson-role-not-so-elementary-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Whatever role he ultimately plays in the Australia team this year, the sight of Shane Watson driving and pulling his way to a blockbuster of a century at Manuka Oval on Wednesday was a joy for his compatriots to behold.</p> <p>The injury-prone 31-year-old missed much of the domestic season with a calf problem but looked back to his aggressive best as he blasted 122 runs off 111 balls to help Australia clinch the one-day series against West Indies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/cricket-watson-role-not-so-elementary-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson The Ashes Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:31:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748519 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Door left open for Watson after suspension http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/cricket-door-left-open-watson-after-suspension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cricket Australia general manager Pat Howard said Tuesday that the door was still open for Shane Watson to play Tests after the vice-captain returned home following his axing from their next India match.The 31-year-old was one of four players suspended for one Test after failing to prepare feedback and deliver it to management on how Australia could improve, with the team trailing 2-0 in the series.Stunned Watson suggested he could quit Test cricket altogether.Howard said Watson was still in contention, but must start toeing the team line, implying he was not always a team player."I know Shane</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/cricket-door-left-open-watson-after-suspension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780416 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson denies rift with Clarke http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/cricket-watson-denies-rift-clarke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian vice-captain Shane Watson has denied any rift with skipper Michael Clarke and strongly rejected suggestions he is not a team player after being axed for one Test for indiscipline.</p> <p>The 31-year-old returned to Sydney late Tuesday from the tour of India after he was dropped for failing to prepare feedback on how the team could improve and deliver it to management. Three other players received the same punishment.</p> <p>There have been persistent rumblings that Watson and Clarke do not see eye to eye, but the all-rounder said it was nonsense.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/cricket-watson-denies-rift-clarke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Forms of cricket Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:00:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781847 at http://www.globalpost.com Ponting backs Watson in Australia crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/ponting-backs-watson-australia-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Suspended Australia vice-captain Shane Watson received the backing of former skipper Rickie Ponting on Thursday as crisis surrounding the team rumbled on.</p> <p>Watson, along with three other players, was suspended for the third test in India after failing to respond to a request from Australia's management for feedback on how the team could be improved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/ponting-backs-watson-australia-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson Usman Khawaja Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783447 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Ponting backs Watson as team player http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/cricket-ponting-backs-watson-team-player <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has backed Shane Watson as a team player and said the Cricket Australia official who suggested he was not would live to regret his comments.</p> <p>Watson returned to Sydney late Tuesday from the tour of India after he was dropped for failing to prepare feedback on how the team could improve and deliver it to management. Three other players received the same punishment.</p> <p>It prompted Cricket Australia general manager Pat Howard to say Watson needed to start toeing the team line, implying he was only "sometimes" a team player.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/cricket-ponting-backs-watson-team-player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Ponting Ricky Ponting Shane Watson AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784086 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson to continue playing Tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/cricket-watson-continue-playing-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Speculation about Australian vice-captain Shane Watson's Test future was put to bed Monday with an announcement that he will return to India after serving a one-match ban.</p> <p>The 31-year-old returned to Sydney last Tuesday after he was dropped for the third Test after failing to prepare feedback on how the team could improve and deliver it to management. Three other players were also axed.</p> <p>Watson, whose wife gave birth last week, made clear he felt the punishment was overly harsh and said he would be considering his future, but has decided to battle on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/cricket-watson-continue-playing-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 02:45:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786400 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson to continue playing Tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/cricket-watson-continue-playing-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Speculation about the Test future of Australian vice-captain Shane Watson ended Monday with an announcement that he will return to India after serving a one-match ban.</p> <p>The 31-year-old returned to Sydney last Tuesday after he was dropped for the third Test after failing to prepare feedback on how the team could improve and deliver it to management. Three other players were also axed.</p> <p>Watson, whose wife gave birth last week, made it clear he felt the punishment was overly harsh and said he would be considering his future, but has decided to battle on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/cricket-watson-continue-playing-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:00:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786487 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson gives up Australia team vice-captaincy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/cricket-watson-gives-australia-team-vice-captaincy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shane Watson has stood down from his role as Australia's vice-captain across all formats of the game, Cricket Australia said on Saturday, following his controversial axing in India last month.</p> <p>Watson said he had been "wrestling with the decision" for a while but it was the right time for a change for him and the team.</p> <p>The allrounder's decision follows a disappointing tour in India, scoring 99 runs in three Tests at 16.50 and continuing a lean run of form over the past two years where he has made 627 Test runs at 24.11 without scoring a century. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/cricket-watson-gives-australia-team-vice-captaincy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in Australia Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 08:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820848 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson relishes Ashes opening role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/cricket-watson-relishes-ashes-opening-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shane Watson is fired up by the prospect of opening for Australia in the upcoming Ashes series in England, the all-rounder said on Thursday.</p> <p>Australia's squad contains several openers but new coach Darren Lehmann has said he wants Watson at the top of the order.</p> <p>Watson did his best to play himself into some sort of form with a rapid 90, off just 94 balls and including 20 fours, on the second day of Australia's tour match against Somerset at Taunton on Thursday as the visitors closed on 266 for four in reply to the west country county's 320.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/cricket-watson-relishes-ashes-opening-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Ricky Ponting Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:31:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5869671 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson hammers new-look England http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130821/cricket-watson-hammers-new-look-england <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shane Watson was in sight of only his third Test hundred as Australia dominated the first session of the Ashes finale at The Oval on Wednesday.</p> <p>Australia, who at 3-0 down were trying to avoid a first Ashes series without a Test win since 1977, were 112 for one at lunch.</p> <p>Watson was 80 not out, his best score of a disappointing series where he'd previously only managed one other fifty, and opener Chris Rogers unbeaten on 21 after the early loss of David Warner.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130821/cricket-watson-hammers-new-look-england" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:19:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5914569 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson plays down Ashes injury fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/cricket-watson-plays-down-ashes-injury-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Injury-prone Australian batsman Shane Watson said Monday he is confident he will be fit for this month's opening Ashes Test against England despite suffering from a hamstring problem. </p> <p>The powerful all-rounder will have scans later in the day on what he believes may be a fascial tear, before discussing the results with Cricket Australia's medical staff and working out how best to prepare for the Brisbane Test, which starts on November 21.</p> <p>"It's not too bad," Watson told reporters at Sydney airport. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/cricket-watson-plays-down-ashes-injury-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006–07 Ashes series Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson AFP Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:19:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5979013 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson cleared of serious injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/cricket-watson-cleared-serious-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian batsman Shane Watson was Wednesday cleared of serious injury, with team officials confident he will be fit for the first Ashes Test against England.</p> <p>The powerful and experienced all-rounder had scans this week on a left hamstring strain he picked up during Australia's recent tour of India, raising concerns that he could miss the Test opener at Brisbane starting on November 21.</p> <p>But team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said he was quietly confident Watson would be ready, describing the injury as "a low-grade muscle strain".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/cricket-watson-cleared-serious-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson Sports AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:32:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5981231 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Australia's Watson hits quickfire ton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/cricket-australias-watson-hits-quickfire-ton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All-rounder Shane Watson smashed a quickfire century on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test at Perth's WACA Ground on Monday as Australia built up a huge lead over misfiring England.</p> <p>The overall lead raced past 450 as Watson launched a morning onslaught against the English bowlers.</p> <p>Watson was 29 not out at the start of play but took just 40 balls to advance to his fourth Test century, taking 22 runs off one Graeme Swann over.</p> <p>His innings came to an end in farcical circumstances when he was run out for 103, from 108 balls with 11 fours and five sixes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/cricket-australias-watson-hits-quickfire-ton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:17:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021207 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Watson suffers another injury setback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131226/cricket-watson-suffers-another-injury-setback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Injury-jinxed Shane Watson limped off the field on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test on Thursday in yet another setback for the Australian all-rounder.</p> <p>Watson, 32, who has fought an ongoing battle with injuries during his 50-Test career, failed to complete his seventh over late in the middle session and left the Melbourne Cricket Ground.</p> <p>A Cricket Australia spokesman said: "Shane Watson has some right groin pain and is being assessed by the medical staff on when he can return to the field."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131226/cricket-watson-suffers-another-injury-setback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006–07 Ashes series Cricket Shane Watson Shane Watson AFP Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:47:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6029284 at http://www.globalpost.com