Sydney: Shane Watson is considering playing as a specialist batsman and will discuss his plans with the Australian selectors after the third Test against Sri Lanka in Sydney starting on January 3.
Watson will miss the final dead-rubber Sydney Test with a calf injury which resurfaced during the second Test in Melbourne. Watson admitted to have felt a niggle in his calf following the first Test in Hobart, where he bowled 47.4 overs after Ben Hilfenhaus broke down during the game with a side strain. Watson, however, was not rested despite Australia’s contentious policy of sidelining players considered close to the burn-out stage.
"I am certainly doing some thinking about what my prospects are moving forward, with my bowling especially," Watson told the Nine Network after Australia’s innings and 201-run victory over Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Friday (December 28). "I have to sit down with the hierarchy and work out the best way to manage things so I can put some cricket together for a period of time."