Shane Watson

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Shane Watson
Shane Watson in 2016
Personal information
Born (1981-06-17) 17 June 1981 (age 42)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium

Shane Robert Watson also known as Watto, born on 17 June 1981, is a former Australian cricketer. He represented the Australian national cricket team from 2002 to 2016 and sometimes even led the team. Watson was a highly rated all-rounder, known for his right-handed batting and right-arm fast-medium bowling.

Notably, Watson was part of Australia's winning squad in the Cricket World Cup on two occasions, in 2007 and 2015.[1] Additionally, he played a crucial role in securing victory for Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy in both 2006 and 2009. His exceptional performances in these tournaments earned him the "Player of the Match" title in both final matches.

In November 2019, he was elected as the President of the Australian Cricketers' Association.[2] In September 2023, he was appointed as a mentor to the New South Wales team.[3]

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  1. "World Cup 2015: Watson no longer an automatic Aussie pick". 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  2. "Shane Watson appointed Australian Cricketers' Association president". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  3. "Watson and Bevan called in to revive New South Wales". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2023-09-20.

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