Shane Watson has been forced to skip rest of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on account of an injury to his abdomen. The Australian’s representing the Islamabad United squad, and until his injury-enforced withdrawal, was the side’s leading run-scorer with 194 runs in six matches at an average of over 32 runs. He’d also skippered the side in a couple of the team’s matches, when the team’s captain Misbah ul-Haq was forced to miss key matches.
While Watson’s absence could further hamper Islamabad United’s already bleak run in the PSL, the bigger worry for the 34-year old and the Australian squad will be about his potential participation in the upcoming World T20 to be held in India in March this year. Watson’s one of the most impressive T20 players and has been a significant addition for Australia that has an otherwise decent T20 line-up. Most recently, even though Australia was whitewashed in their three-match T20 series against India at home, Watson’s performance was incredible and thoroughly lauded.
Watson’s scored over 1500 runs in 52 in international T20 matches and has picked 44 wickets. His highest T20 score is 124 (not out) and his best bowling figures are 4/15.