Watson to reassess future of World T20


Australia allrounder Shane Watson has hinted that he will retire from international cricket after the upcoming World T20, saying he will reassess his future after the global tournament.

The 34-year-old Watson called time on his Test career after last year's Ashes series in England but continued to play T20 cricket, starring for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League and also playing for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.

The burly big hitting batsman says it would be incredible to be part of a World Cup winning team in the shortest format after they made the final in the West Indies in 2010.

Watson said: "There's no doubt to win the T20 World Cup, we came very close in 2010 making the final, so that certainly would be an incredible thing to be a part of.

"At this point in time I'm still just living the dream with the cricket that I'm able to play and the teams I'm able to play in.

"I'm not sure where that's going to take me in the short term. At the moment I'm loving the opportunity of being back in the Australian squad and hopefully we can win the T20 World Cup.

"We've got a bit of improvement to go and more consistency in how we're playing to give ourselves that chance, but we've got the talented squad here to be able to give ourselves the best chance.

"There's no doubt I'll have a bit of time to think about it (international retirement) after the T20 World Cup. I'll reassess from there."