Shane Watson joins Sydney Sixers

Australian vice captain Shane Watson will play for Sydney Sixers in the inaugural 2011-12 KFC T20 Big Bash League. He will joins fellow New South Wales stars Brett Lee and Steve Smith.

Coach Stuart Clark is delighted to have Watson in the team.

“Shane is a quality cricketer and we are delighted that he has chosen to join the Sixers. He brings a combination of experience and class, and will help provide the leadership that will teach our younger players what it takes to win. He is a match-winner with both bat and ball, and a quality human being”

Shane Watson is also excited to join  Sydney Sixers.

“When Stuart rang me about joining the Sixers I was excited about the type of team that he was building and the quality group of players that he was putting together. It’s great to be based at my favourite place in the world to play cricket, the SCG, and I hope that I can add something to the squad and be part of a winning culture.”

Wastson has a batting strike rate of 148.69 for Australia in T20 game, and an economy rate of 7.65 per over with the ball.

He was part of Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League, and this year contributed 330 runs at 33.00, and bowled with an economy rate of 6.69.

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