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Australian all-rounder Shane Watson retires from International Cricket

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson (34) has declared his retirement from all forms of International Cricket after the end of his team’s campaign in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20.

He made this announcement at I S Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Punjab. Earlier in 2015, he had announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2015 Ashes tour of England.

About Shane Watson

  • Born on 17 June 1981 at Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
  • His cricket career spanned 14-years and his debut was in 2002 after he had played his first One Day International (ODI) against South Africa.
  • Test Career: He had played total 59 test matches and had scored 3731 runs at an average of 35.19. His highest test score was 176 and total test score comprises of 4 centuries.
  • In the test bowling, he had taken 75 wickets at an average of 33.68 and the best bowling is 6-33.
  • ODI career: He had played total 190 ODI matches and had scored 5757 runs at an average of 40.54. His highest ODI score was 185 (not out) and the total score comprises of 9 centuries.
  • In the ODI bowling, he had taken 168 wickets at an average of 31.79 and the best bowling is 4-36. His last ODI appearance was in September 2015 against England at the Lord’s.
  • He is a World Cup wining member of Australian team which had triumphed in 2007 and 2015.
  • T20I’s career: He had played total 56 T20I matches and had scored 1400 runs at an average of 28.00. His highest ODI score was 124 (not out) and the total score comprises of 1 century.
  • In the T20Is bowling, he had taken 46 wickets at an average of 24.71 and the best bowling is 4-1. He was named the player of the tournament in the 2012 edition.
  • IPL: In 2016 auction, he was bought for a whopping Rs 9.5 crore by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Australian Cricketer Shane Watson announces retirement from Test cricket

Veteran all-rounder cricketer Shane Watson from Australia has announced his retirement from International Test cricket.

His decade long Test career came to an end at the Ashes opener at Cardiff, which England won by 169 runs. In this match Watson had made 30 runs and failed to take a wicket.

Shane Watson

  • He also has represented Australia in One Day International (ODI) and T20 cricket formats. He had played as a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast medium bowler.
  • He debuted in international cricket in 2002, playing his first ODI against South Africa.
  • In 2010 he was awarded Allan Border Medal and again in 2011. He is only the second player (after Ricky Ponting) to win back-to back Allan Border Medals.

Cricket career

  • Test: He had played 59 matches and scored 3,731 runs with an average of 35.20. His highest test score was 176. He had bowled 5,495 balls and took 75 wickets at an average of 33.68 runs.
  • ODI: He had played 190 matches and scored 5,718 runs with an average of 40.55. His highest ODI score was 185 (not out). He had bowled 6,406 balls and took 168 wickets at an average of 31.79 runs.
  • T20s: He had played in 48 matches and scored 1,156 runs with an average of 26.88. His highest T20 score was 81. He had bowled 756 balls and took 39 wickets at an average of 24.56 runs.

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