Shane Watson retires from Test cricket

Shane Watson retires from Test cricket

Shane Watson retires from Test cricket

Written by Staff Writer

06 Sep, 2015 | 8:53 pm

Cricket Australia said today that Shane Watson has announced he is retiring from test cricket.

The 34-year-old all-rounder will continue to be available for one day Twenty20 Internationals.

Watson joins Michael Clarke, who captained Australia in the recent Ashes series, opening batsman Chris Rogers and bowler Ryan Harris in quitting test cricket in recent months.

Watson made his Test debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2005 against Pakistan, and made his final Test appearance at Cardiff in the Ashes series against England. In 59 tests he scored 3731 runs at an average of 35.19, the 25th on a list of all-time run-scorers for Australia, including four centuries, 24 fifties.

With the ball, he took 75 wickets at 33.68 runs per wicket and held 45 catches.

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