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Shane Watson retired from Test cricket

Sep 7, 2015 08:08 IST

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson announced his retirement from Test cricket on 6 September 2015. He announced his retirement immediately after his calf injury cut short his one-day international tour of Britain.

He stated that he will continue his international career in the One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals.

34-year-old Watson's 10-year Test career came to an end at the Ashes opener at Cardiff, which England won by 169 runs. His 30 and 19 with the bat and failure in taking a wicket made him to lose his place for the rest of the series.

Shane Watson and his Test cricket career
Shane Robert Watson nicknamed Watto is an Australian professional cricketer who plays as a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast medium bowler. He debuted for the Australian cricket team in 2002, playing his first One Day International against South Africa. He debuted in the test cricket on 2 January 2005 against Pakistan at Sydney.

He captained his country in one test and nine one-day internationals.

He batted in 109 innings of 59 test matches and scored 3731 runs of which 176 was his highest score. He also bowled in 93 innings of those matches and took 75 wickets.

Watson's retirement follows Australia Test captain Michael Clarke's move to retire from all forms of cricket in the wake of the Ashes series defeat in England.


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