|
|
|
|
|
3rd Zulqada 1435 | Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
Sports

Watson to replace Ponting at number four in Oz Test team

Saturday, 8 December 2012
Comments(0)
Johannesburg, December 08:

All rounder Shane Watson has claimed he will be given the first chance to fill the opening in Australia''s batting order left by Ricky Ponting''s retirement, and added he will bat at number four in next week''s first Test against Sri Lanka.

Recalled Phillip Hughes is expected to bat at first drop in a reshuffled Australian top order for the Hobart Test, starting next Friday.

Vice-captain Watson confirmed in Brisbane that he would drop down one spot to number four in the Australian order.

“(Coach) Mickey Arthur talked to me at the end of the last Test to say the way it was looking, they were going to move me down to four. It''s taken me a few days to get my head around that, but it means I can bowl a few more overs,” Sports24 quoted Watson, as saying.

“In the last Test match, I know Michael (Clarke) in the second innings was a bit hesitant to bowl me a few times towards the latter part of their innings, just to give me the chance to be as fresh as I could going into bat,” he added.

“The ultimate aim is to be able to contribute with both bat and ball throughout the whole Test match and not be held back. Batting at four will give me that extra time to freshen up,” he said. (ANI)

Latest News

BJP welcomes EC decision directing UP gove...

The president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Laxmikant Bajpai, on Saturday, welcomed the Election Commission ...

Monsoon continues in north India

Several parts of north India received light to moderate monsoon showers although temperatures rose marginally and high humidity levels persi ...

Karmabhoomi Express passengers robbed in UP

Passengers on board Karmabhoomi Express were robbed in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday between Rampur and Bareilly railway stat ...

Related News

Anderson booed by Indian fans during third ODI

England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja ...

Indian spinners restrict England to 227 all out in 50 overs

England squandered away a good start as the Indian spinners restricted the hosts to 227 all out in 5 ...

East Bengal rise to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

City football giants East Bengal Saturday became the first among the four clubs nominated by I-League outfit Pune FC to accept the ALS Ice B ...

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 27730 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think KCR would continue celebrating all national events at Golconda Fort beginning from Independence Day?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com