Bangalore: Shane Watson, the Australian allrounder, has decided to focus on a return to the Australian Test team as a specialist batsman, according to Mickey Arthur, the coach.
Watson, who missed the third Test against Sri Lanka after limping out of the Boxing Day Test with a calf injury, is hopeful of a return during the upcoming one-day series which begins on January 11.
"Watto wants to come back as a batsman. He wants to come back into the team with a primary focus of batting," said Arthur. "He feels every time he bats and then he gets injured bowling, he just loses a bit of momentum with his batting. Once he feels his body is going well and that he feels he's cemented his batting position, we will then take another look at how we want to go with Shane in terms of bowling."