Shane Watson is one of the most legendary all-rounders of contemporary cricket, commanding immense respect from colleagues and fans alike. He made his grand cricketing debut at the young age of 20 when he played for Tasmania in the Pura Cup and stood out with a chart-topping bowling-cum-wicket-taking performance. He was then picked to be part of the ODI squad for Australia’s tour of South Africa in March 2002, where he did not live up to expectations. However, Ricky Ponting and other selectors had faith in his abilities and he was retained as a team regular, only to go on to make his test debut against Pakistan in January 2005, after a year’s sabbatical due to injury.
Shane Watson’s T20 international career began with a February 2006 match against South Africa. Shane Watson’s IPL career took off right from its first instalment in 2008 when he played as part of the Rajasthan Royals and was named Man of the Tournament after they won the title that year. Shane Watson’s IPL teams list also includes the Royal Challengers Bangalore (in 2016 and 2017 after his successful stint with the Rajasthan Royals) and Chennai Super Kings in 2018.
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Shane Watson’s batting style is equal measures fierce and clever, making him a dependable opener and middle-order striker. His technique with the ball has earned him accolades too, making him a revered fast-medium bowler. Here are a few important Shane Watson stats with regard to his international career:
Shane Watson’s current teams include the Sydney Thunder (part of the Big Bash League or the BBL), and Chennai Super Kings (part of the Indian Premier League or the IPL). Here are a few of his most significant cricketing achievements in a nutshell:
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