Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed interest in opening the batting for the team in every format of the game.
While talking with Sydney radio station 2GB on Tuesday, Watson said he has had his best success opening in all formats.
“I love going in knowing I can just take on the game and not worry about the consequences, which is when I am batting at my best,” he said.
The 33-year-old all rounder is currently recovering from a calf injury and is hopeful of making a return to cricket this weekend. He is expected to play for his Sydney club Sutherland in a T20 match.
Before the injury, Watson batted at number three in one day fixtures and number six in the test side. If he recovers from the injury before the series against South Africa, Australian selectors are hoping he will continue to bowl for long spells, and that might not allow his wish to come true.
Watson is aware and said he is confident he can bat at any position.
“In the end, I feel like I can adapt to wherever I need to bat at any circumstance,” he said.
After being ruled out of the Zimbabwe and UAE tour due to injury, Watson is ecstatic to make his cricketing comeback.
“It’s the biggest break I’ve had in three or four years so I’m really itching to get back.” – Md Zahin
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