Tuesday, 8 February 2011

2 A's and a B gives Watto 2nd AB

Surely Shane Watson was an unbackable favourite for last nights AB medal.
The Glams, glitterati and paparazzi were in effect turning up only to honour his terrific consistency, and to see who came 2nd.

Taking top votes in Test and ODI and runner up to D.Hussey in T20 it was too easy for Watto to back up last years win.

I suppose an advantage of being so favored is being able to prepare your acceptance speech. Watson certainly showed he had his achievements in perspective with his acknowledgment that, "...being able to stay on the field was its own reward."

Well done Watto, you were a light in the dark days of the Test summer, and fully deserve this accolade.


  1. Aus certainly don't seem to have lost much nous in ODI it appears. The plan for the world cup is fairly clear; bowl bloody fast with Tait, Lee and Johnson and then get off to a flyer with Haddin and Watson with pinch hitting from White and Clarke, Hussey to get ones and twos in the middle overs.

    Watson has been so consistent it's ridiculous. The great part to his game that has provided Aus with a bonus is his medium pace. He just gets wickets continually with seemingly innocuous mediums but a bit of swing and cut on a good length is all you need.

  2. Clarke still scores too slow in ODI for me. How can his 82 be considered a good knock when we needed to score at 6.5 per over and he scored at 5?

    Watson was a standout this year I agree. I have to admit I saw skeptical about him opening the batting but although he does need to turn more 50's into big hundreds he was the difference between a 3-1 or 5-0 hiding.