Watson wants to focus on batting in Tests
01 January, 2013
MELBOURNE: All-rounder Shane Watson is considering playing only as a batsman and will talk over his plans with the Australian selectors after next week's third Test against Sri Lanka in Sydney.
Watson will miss the final dead-rubber Sydney Test starting on January 3 with a calf injury which resurfaced during this week's second Test in Melbourne. The 31-year-old said he had felt some soreness before the match but was not rested despite Australia's contentious policy of sidelining players considered close to the burn-out stage.
“I am certainly doing some thinking about what my prospects are moving forward, with my bowling especially,” Watson told the Nine Network. “I have to sit down with the hierarchy and work out the best way to manage things so I can put some cricket together for a period of time.”
He said he wanted to get some continuity as a batsman. He currently averages 37 with the bat in 38 Tests.