Watson an injury doubt for World T20


Australia allrounder Shane Watson is a doubt for the World T20, starting in India in March, after he got injured playing in  the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday.

The 34 year-old Watson injured his abdominal muscle while bowling for Islamabad United against the Peshawar Zalmi in Sharjah and has returned home for treatment.

With four weeks to go before the global tournament, Watson is now a major doubt and he posted a video on twitter on Saturday.

Watson said on social media: "I've unfortunately made this video because I injured myself last night bowling, so disappointingly I'm going to have to head home back to Australia to get assessed with the medical people at Cricket Australia to try and get right for the Twenty20 World Cup.

"Thanks very much to my franchise, Islamabad, I've had a hell of a lot of fun getting to know all the local players and playing in the PSL, which is a great tournament."

Losing the burly allrounder will be blow to the Aussies as Watson has been in great form in the shortest format in recent weeks.

He was Islamabad's leading run scorer in the PSL, while he struck a century the last time he played for Australia, against India in Sydney at the end of January.