Watson ‘very confident’ of being fit for World T20


Australia allrounder Shane Watson is confident of being fit for the World T20, starting in India in March, after pulling put of the Pakistan Super League with an abdominal injury.

The 34 year-old picked up the injury while bowling for Islamabad United against Peshawar Zalmi in Sharjah on Friday and immediately left the field for treatment and has now been ruled out of the rest of the PSL.

The Aussies will be worried about the fitness of Watson as he has been in good form in the PSL and struck a century for the national side in their last match in the shortest format, against India in Sydney on 31 January.

Watson however told New Corp: "It's going to take me a couple of weeks to get back into batting and bowling. It's not major. We got it before it did too much damage.

"We'd played three matches in three days (for Islamabad). I tried to bowl a slower ball but put too many revs on it and it twinged a bit.

"I'm very confident I'll be right for the World Cup. That's still three or four weeks away. This sort of injury, it's not a huge injury. It's not like a side strain or anything like that.

"If everything goes to plan, I'll be right."