|
|
|
|
|
19th Jamadi-us-Saani 1435 | Sunday, Apr 20, 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

Saudi Arabia to launch hotline for domesti...

Saudi Arabia will soon launch a hotline to receive complaints from domestic workers in eight languages, a local daily reported here Sunday. ...

Eight killed in Mexican plane crash

A total of eight people were killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico late Saturday, local authorities said. The Hawker 800 jet came do ...

Pakistan, China hold joint military exercise

A two-week Pakistan-China joint military exercise started Sunday near the garrison city of Rawalpindi, the military said. Flags of both c ...

Related News

Rajasthan Royals set 192-run target for Ki...

Half-centuries from Sanju Samson and skipper Shane Watson took Rajasthan Royals to a competitive 191 for five in 20 overs against Kings XI P ...

BCCI names Shastri in three-member probe panel

The Indian cricket board Sunday named former skipper Ravi Shastri in the three-member probe panel th ...

Chitra, Umadevi off to good starts in snooker meet

India’s Chitra Magimairaj and Umadevi Nagaraj posted victories in the preliminary league of the Ed ...

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. 29500 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Kumar Vishwas can beat Rahul Gandhi in Amethi?
YesNoCan't say

Comments >>

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