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  • Sharjeel, Watson star in emphatic win for Islamabad

    SHARJAH: Shane Watson and Sharjeel Khan put on an exhibition of power hitting as Islamabad United crushed Lahore Qalandars to register an eight-wicket win in the opening game of the Sharjah leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Wednesday...

    Sharjeel began Islamabad’s chase of 167 like a run-away train...

  • Injury-plagued Watson calls time on Test career

    LONDON: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson quit Test cricket with immediate effect on Sunday, accepting defeat in his battle against injuries that have ravaged his career...

    “I announce my retirement from Test cricket today with a heavy heart,” Watson, who finished his 59-match Test career with 3,731 runs and a 35-plus average, said in a CA statement...

  • Gayle, Watson, Afridi, Pietersen lapped up in PSL player draft

    LAHORE: While Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq along with Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson were the big names that were selected at the HBL-Pakistan Super League player draft ceremony on Monday, Sri Lankan players were not taken by any franchise owing to speculations about PSL dates clashing with their bilateral series against India...

    In a category-wise selection, nine players from Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories...

  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Super League

    Islamabad United's hopes of mounting a comeback in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were dealt a serious blow after their star all-rounder Shane Watson was ruled out of the remainer of the tournament with an abdominal injury...

    Watson, who scored 194 runs and bowled some crucial overs in the five PSL games, was vital to United's prospects in the league after they slumped to the bottom of the table along with Lahore Qalandars...

  • Watson signs up for Pakistan Super League

    Twenty20 top gun Shane Watson has become the latest big name player to join the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Australian allrounder is being tipped as a 'hot pick' by chairman of the league Najam Sethi...

    Watson, who has amassed 4107 run in 154 T20s, said he was looking forward to joining a host of international superstars for the February 4-24 league being staged in UAE...

  • Watson left out of Australia squad

    SYDNEY: Shane Watson’s international future looked bleak on Monday after the all-rounder was left out of Australia’s 13-man squad for this month’s one-day series against India on Monday...

  • Watson endorses patient approach for Australia rookies

    MELBOURNE: Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has urged selectors to be patient with the rookies in Steven Smith’s team as they battle to cement places in the wake of a string of retirements...

    Watson said selectors needed to play the long game with the rebuilding side...

  • Watson to lead Australia for final India T20

    SYDNEY: All-rounder Shane Watson will lead Australia in the third and final Twenty20 international against India on Sunday in the absence of Aaron Finch, who was ruled out after damaging his left hamstring during Friday's second match in Melbourne...

    “It is an honour to be asked to lead the side on Sunday, although the circumstances are far from ideal,” Watson said in a Cricket Australia statement...

  • Watson shines alongside Day, Spieth

    EDISON: Bubba Watson fired seven birdies in a five-under par 65 on Thursday, outshining playing partners Jordan Spieth and Jason Day to seize a share of the first-round lead at The Barclays...

    Two-time Masters champion Watson was atop the leaderboard alongside Colombia’s Camilo Villegas and fellow Americans Spencer Levin and Tony Finau in the first of four events in the US PGA Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs...

  • Watson to retire after World T20

    MOHALI: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson announced on Thursday he would retire from international cricket after the ongoing World Twenty20 in India, bringing to an end a sterling career spanning 14 years...

    Watson, 34, shared his decision to call it quits with team-mates in Mohali, where Australia take on Pakistan in a World T20 group match on Friday, Cricket Australia said...

  • Watson bids to open at World T20 after unbeaten 124

    SYDNEY: Australia's stand-in skipper Shane Watson has declared his preference for opening the batting with a blistering 124 not out against India, just weeks out from the ICC World Twenty20...

    But Watson's huge total, which came off 71 balls at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, was not enough to prevent India from winning the match to sweep the three-game T20 series...

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