Shane Robert Watson (born 17 June 1981 in Ipswich, Queensland ) is an Australian cricketer . He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast medium bowler. He mainly bats as an opener in international cricket . Watson played in the Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals team. Signed up for US $125,000, he performed well with both the bat and the ball scoring four half-centuries to anchor his team to victory in three matches of the tournament and in the semifinals. He also picked up 17 wickets, won four man of the match awards in his first twelve games and also won the Man of the Series award. Watson missed the second IPL season due to national duty and injury, and Rajasthan failed to reach the top four in the qualifying rounds. For 2011 season, Rajasthan Royals successfully retained Shane Watson .
He debuted for the Australian cricket team in 2002, playing his first One Day International against South Africa. Watson was awarded the 2010 Allan Border Medal . Watson returned to regular ODI duty in the 2004–05 season, as a bowling all rounder. At the Allan Border Medal night of 2010, he won the one day player of the year, was runner up for the Test player of the year and won the Allan Border Medal. On the 30th of March 2011, Watson was named test and ODI vice-captain .
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