Shane Robert Watson (born 17 June 1981 in Ipswich, Queensland) is an Australian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a
Australian cricket team captain Michael Clarke (R) answers questions as team mates (back, L-R) Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, Jackson Bird, Peter Siddle and newly appointed vice-captain Brad Haddin look on during a media conference in Sydney April 24, 2013. The shallow depth of Australia's cricketing stocks were exposed on Wednesday with selectors being forced to recall two 35-year-olds in an attempt to wrest back the Ashes from England in July. Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who had been dumped last year, and top-order batsman Chris Rogers, who had played just one test in 2008, were named in a 16-man squad for the first of back-to-back Ashes series against England. Haddin will reclaim the vice-captaincy from Shane Watson, who relinquished the post earlier this week but still made the Ashes squad as a batting all-rounder, while the uncapped James Faulkner was named the bowling all-rounder.
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