Watson wants to bat at No.3 in Tests till end of his career

Sydney, Jan 28: Australian all rounder Shane Watson has said he wants to make the No.3 Test slot his until the end of his career.

Watson is desperate to strengthen his claims to the vital position, where he averages 42 in 10 matches since 2012, though there has been speculation selectors have earmarked the uncapped Alex Doolan as the long-term candidate for that role.

He said there’s no doubt he would like to be a successful No.3 batter for Australia, and added that he has got the game and technique to do it.

Watson said he needs to score big and consistently, if he wants stay at No.3, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Watson, outscored only by Chris Rogers for most runs by an Australian across the two Ashes series, was not happy with his performances in the first innings during the home series, where he averaged 20 and passed 50 once.

On the eve of Australia’s departure for South Africa, he identified the upcoming series against the Proteas as the litmus test for his game and the Australian team. (ANI)