Shane Watson content with extra workload – Cricket News Update – April 14, 2012 – Part 2
Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson, is looking forward to the challenge of carrying the added workload, provided the Aussies tinker with their formation for the second Test against West Indies.
Michael Clarke is thinking to include two spinners, Nathan Lyon and Michael Beer, for the upcoming clash, which means that Watson will need to fill in as a third pacer for the side.
Despite troubled with a series of injuries which forced him to miss all of the home summer, the 30-year-old is hopeful that he can match the added demands, after returning to action for the national side in February.
"If there are two spinners it's going to mean my workload will increase a little bit," Watson said."There's no doubt from the one-day series leading up to the Test series my preparation physically for bowling has been great to be able to make sure my workloads
have gradually increased."
Kolkata Knight Rider’s all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, was thrilled with his performance against Rajasthan Royals, which helped his side to earn a five-wicket win.
The Bangladeshi recruit claimed three important scalps, and partnered well with Windies spinner Sunil Narine to restrict their opponents to 131 before scoring a quick fire 16 off 10, which guided his side to the victory total – earning him the Player of
the Match accolade.
After a slow start to their campaign, Knights have managed two victories on the bounce and Shakib reckons that they can go all the way this season and win their maiden IPL title.
"It's true that we did not start well. But we hope to carry on the winning momentum now. I'm sure we will go all the way,” said Shakib.
Pakistani all-rounder, Azhar Mahmood, has been finally granted visa and is eligible for selection for his franchise, Kings XI Punjab’s next game against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mahmood was brought by the Kings XI at a reported amount of 200,000 Dollars however, missed the opening three games after failing to get a visa.
His absence saw his franchise lose their opening two matches, before getting their campaign underway with a win over Pune Warriors.