Shane Watson

Born: June 17, 1981 (age 36)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Ipswich, Australia
Nationality: Australia Australian

Role: All-rounder

Batting Style: Right-handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium
Shane Watson poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
Career History
InternationalNational SideAustralia (2002-)
Test DebutJan 2, 2005 vs. Pakistan
ODI DebutMar 24, 2002 vs. South Africa
Sports Mole has 311 articles about Shane Watson. Articles 1 to 40:
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Four England players named in ICC team of the tournament
England have four players named in the ICC World Twenty20 Team of the Tournament after finishing as runners-up to the West Indies.
Apr 4, 12:11
Adam Zampa, Steve Smith and James Faulkner of Australia celebrate victory against Pakistan on March 25, 2016
Result: Pakistan out of World T20 following 21-run defeat to Australia
Pakistan are out of the World Twenty20 after losing by 21 runs to Australia in their group match in Mohali.
Mar 25, 12:53
Shane Watson of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 8, 2015
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson announces international retirement
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson calls time on his international career, announcing that he will retire at the conclusion of the World Twenty20 in India.
Mar 24, 10:26
Glenn Maxwell of Australia bats against India at Manuka Oval on January 20, 2016
Result: Australia avoid Bangladesh upset at World Twenty20
Usman Khawaja scores his first-ever Twenty20 fifty as Australia sneak past Bangladesh to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World T20 semi-finals.
Mar 21, 17:31
Hashim Amla in action with the bat during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Result: Australia wrap up Twenty20 series in South Africa
Hashim Amla's unbeaten knock of 97 is not enough to stop South Africa losing the match and the Twenty20 series against Australia.
Mar 9, 19:46
Jos Buttler celebrates his century during the first ODI between South Africa and England on February 3, 2016
Jos Buttler to play for Mumbai Indians
Jos Buttler is bought by the Mumbai Indians in the first round of the Indian Premier League auction.
Feb 6, 18:54
Shane Watson in action during the third T20 between India and Australia on January 31, 2016
Result: Shane Watson's heroics count for little
Shane Watson becomes the second Australian to score a Twenty20 century, but India still run out winners in Sydney.
Jan 31, 12:12
ndia cricketer Virat Kohli reacts after successfully taking a catch to dismiss Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament final match between India and Sri Lanka in The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in
Result: India win first Twenty20 against Australia thanks to spinners
India win the first Twenty20 clash of the series against Australia by 37 runs in Adelaide.
Jan 26, 12:14
Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket of South Africa's Alviro Petersen, during the 4th day of the first test match on February 15, 2014
Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson retires: Twitter tributes
Sports Mole takes a look at some of the Twitter reaction to the news of Mitchell Johnson's retirement from all forms of international cricket.
Nov 17, 15:57
Shane Watson during an Australia nets session on July 15, 2015
Hampshire confirm Shane Watson approach
Hampshire approach Shane Watson about the possibility of playing for the county next season.
Sep 10, 18:46
Australian batsman Brad Haddin celebrates his 50 runs innings during day one of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 21, 2013
Brad Haddin retires from Test cricket
Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin announces his retirement from Test cricket after 66 appearances in the longest format.
Sep 9, 03:17
Jonny Bairstow shows his delight after hitting the winning runs in the fifth ODI between England and New Zealand at Chester-le-Street on June 20, 2015
England bat first in third ODI, Jonny Bairstow replaces Jos Buttler
England win the toss in the must-win third one-day international against Australia and make one change, with Jonny Bairstow replacing Jos Buttler as wicketkeeper.
Sep 8, 13:40
Shane Watson during an Australia nets session on July 15, 2015
Shane Watson retires from Test cricket
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson announces his retirement from Test match cricket.
Sep 6, 11:23
Steven Smith of Australia salutes the crowd after reaching his century during the One Day International Tri Series match between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 23, 2015
England need 310 to win second ODI against Australia
Solid scoring in the middle order helps Australia to reach 309-7 in the 49-overs-per-side one-day international against England at Lord's.
Sep 5, 14:59
Adil Rashid of England celebrates dismissing Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
England set 306 to beat Australia in first one-day international
England are set a score of 306 to beat Australia in the first ODI at the Ageas Bowl.
Sep 3, 17:35
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Result: England claim five-run victory over Australia
England claim a five-run victory over Australia in the sides' only T20 international of the summer despite a standout knock of 90 from Aussie captain Steve Smith.
Aug 31, 18:14
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali lead England to 182
Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali show good form with the bat to help England to score 182 runs in their T20 clash with Australia.
Aug 31, 16:29
Australia's Peter Siddle celebrates taking the final wicket of England's Moeen Ali as Australia wrap up the game on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
Result: Australia beat Ireland in Belfast
Australia beat Ireland by 23 runs in Belfast following a lengthy rain delay as they salvage some pride following their Ashes defeat to England.
Aug 27, 23:24
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on July 15, 2015
England unchanged for second Ashes Test
Australia draft in Mitchell Marsh and Peter Nevill for the second Test against England, while the Three Lions remain unchanged from last week's opener in Cardiff.
Jul 16, 11:02
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Alastair Cook: 'Australia are still favourites'
England captain Alastair Cook believes that Australia are "still probably favourites" to retain The Ashes.
Jul 15, 22:28
Shane Watson of Australia looks dejected after being dismissed LBW by Mark Wood of England during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Australia drop Shane Watson for second Ashes Test at Lord's?
Australia reportedly drop Shane Watson from the team for the second Ashes Test, which gets underway at Lord's on Thursday.
Jul 15, 06:37
Shane Watson of Australia looks dejected after being dismissed LBW by Mark Wood of England during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Kevin Pietersen: 'Shane Watson deserves another chance'
Kevin Pietersen believes that Shane Watson deserves another chance from Australia's selectors as reports continue to suggest that he will be dropped for the second Test.
Jul 15, 05:00
Shane Watson of Australia looks dejected after being dismissed LBW by Mark Wood of England during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Steve Waugh tips Mitchell Marsh to replace Shane Watson
Former captain Steve Waugh believes that Australia will replace Shane Watson with Mitchell Marsh for the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
Jul 14, 20:40
Australia coach Darren Lehmann oversees an official team training session ahead of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street, north-east England on August 8, 2013
Australia coach Darren Lehmann: 'We could make changes for second Test'
Australia coach Darren Lehmann hints that his side could make changes for the second Test of the Ashes series at Lord's following their 169-run defeat at Sophia Gardens.
Jul 13, 05:52
Mark Wood and James Anderson celebrate dismissing Nathan Lyon on day three of the First Test of The Ashes on July 10, 2015
Mark Wood hails "fantastic" England triumph in first Ashes Test
Bowler Mark Wood praises England for putting pressure on Australia during their victory in the first Ashes Test.
Jul 11, 17:28
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Result: England win first Ashes Test against Australia by 169 runs
England take a 1-0 series lead in The Ashes thanks to a 169-run win over Australia in the first Test in Cardiff.
Jul 11, 17:07
Stuart Broad celebrates dismissing Chris Rogers on day four of the First Test of The Ashes on July 11, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - First Test, Day Four - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage from day four of the first Test in the 2015 Ashes series.
Jul 11, 10:30
Mark Wood and James Anderson celebrate dismissing Nathan Lyon on day three of the First Test of The Ashes on July 10, 2015
England build on lead after blitzing through Australia's tail-end
England are in control of the first Test as they reach lunch on 21-1 with a 143 lead after dismissing Australia all out for 308 on day three in Cardiff.
Jul 10, 13:05
Chris Rogers of Australia looks on during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013
Chris Rogers: 'Australia must dig deep to overcome England'
Chris Rogers acknowledges that "it is going to be hard work" for Australia to successfully overcome England in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.
Jul 9, 22:40
England bowler Moeen Ali celebrates with Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes after dismissing Michael Clarke during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 9, 2015
Australia big guns removed as England bowlers fight back
Australia finish day two of the first Ashes Test against England on 264-5, 166 runs behind the hosts' first-innings mark.
Jul 9, 18:42
England's James Anderson is bowled out on day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Australia bowl out England, make steady start before lunch
Chris Rogers and David Warner push Australia to 26-0 at lunch on day two of the second Ashes Test after England were bowled out for 430.
Jul 9, 13:06
Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Tom Latham during day two of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 22, 2015
Team News: No surprises in England XI
England make no alterations to their team for today's first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.
Jul 8, 10:42
Mitchell Marsh of Australia bats during day three of the 2nd Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba on December 19, 2014
Mitchell Marsh feeling calm in bid for Ashes place
Mitchell Marsh insists that he is not worried about selection issues after impressing with another century for Australia ahead of The Ashes.
Jul 2, 02:22
NSW Blues Head Coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to media during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield Nets Session at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 8, 2014
Shane Watson: 'Trevor Bayliss could give England edge'
Shane Watson believes that Trevor Bayliss could give England the edge with his knowledge of Australia ahead of The Ashes.
Jun 30, 03:16
Shane Watson of Australia leaves the ground after being run out for 103 runs during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013
Shane Watson, Mitchell Marsh to fight it out for Ashes place
Darren Lehmann praises Shane Watson and Mitchell Marsh ahead of the first Ashes Test match and admits he faces a "tight" selection dilemma.
Jun 29, 05:20
Mark Wood celebrates taking his first Test wicket for England during day three of the First Test against New Zealand on May 23, 2015
Mark Wood aims to give Shane Watson some hostile bowling
England bowler Mark Wood warns Australia's Shane Watson that he is targeting him in the Ashes series this summer.
Jun 29, 05:04
Mitchel Starc of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Suresh Raina of India during day five of the Fourth Test match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 10, 2015
Australia on brink of victory in second Test against West Indies
Australia take five wickets in the morning session of day four against the West Indies to leave them on the brink of victory in the second Test.
Jun 14, 18:12
Australia's batsman Steven Smith raises his bat as he reaches his 100 on day one of the third Ashes cricket Test against England in Perth on December 13, 2013
Steven Smith nears highest Test score before lunch
Australia batsman Steven Smith reaches 175 as his side reach 350-8 at lunch on day two of the second Test match in Kingston.
Jun 12, 18:04
Mitchell Marsh of Australia bats during day three of the 2nd Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba on December 19, 2014
Steven Smith dazzles as Australia take command against West Indies
Australia post 258-4 over West Indies in day one of the second Test in Jamaica.
Jun 11, 23:22
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels celebrates after scoring his century as team captain/wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin looks on during day two of the second Test match between West Indies and England at the Grenada National Stadium in Saint George's on April
West Indies lose Shane Dowrich before tea
Shane Dowrich falls just before tea for 70 runs as the West Indies reach 189-4, 19 runs ahead in the first Test against Australia.
Jun 5, 19:48



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