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Shane Watson Announces International Retirement

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Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from all international cricket after the World Twenty20 in India.  He will continue to play in domestic T20 tournaments, including the Big Bash.

Watson retired from Tests following last summer's Ashes series in England having won 59 caps, scoring 3,731 runs at 35.19 and taking 75 wickets at 33.68. Watson played 190 one-day international caps, scoring 5,757 runs at an average of 40.54 and taking 168 wickets at 31.79 apiece. The 34-year-old has played in 56 T20 internationals .He featured in three World Cups and was part of the Australian sides which triumphed in the 2007 and 2015 tournaments.

Watson, made his ODI debut in 2002 and has the highest score in that format by an Australian - 185 against Bangladesh in 2011. He has twice  won the Allan Border Medal as Australian player of the year.  

He has also appeared in all six World T20s and was player of the tournament in 2012. He captained his country in one Test in India in 2013.

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