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.
- 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.
- 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.