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Shane Watson

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Full Name: Shane Robert Watson
Born: June 17 1981 , Ipswich, Queensland
County: Australia, Quensland, Tasmania, Hampshire
Test debut: Australia v Pakistan, Sydney, January 2-5 2005
ODI debut: South Africa v Australia, Centurion, March 24 2002
T20 debut: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg, February 24 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


All-rounder with the physical attributes to match England's Andrew Flintoff, the Queenslander's talent was rewarded initially at the age of 20. Gives the ball a mighty thump and the pitch similar treatment from his latest remodelled action. Spent five weeks with Hampshire during the 2004 season and made a dream start in the Frizzell County Championship when he hit an unbeaten 112 on his debut against Somerset. In the process he became only the fifth Hampshire player in history to score a century in his debut match for the county. His innings included 16 fours and one six and was mad...

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