Ashes: Aus coach Darren Lehmann confident Shane Watson will play 1st Test

Shane Watson strained his hamstring during the last ODI in India but Darren Lehmann says medical reports are positive.

updated: November 09, 2013 13:00 IST
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Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said on Saturday that he is confident Shane Watson will be fit to play in the Ashes series opener against England later this month.

The experienced all-rounder was cleared this week of a serious left hamstring injury he picked up during Australia's recent tour of India, raising concerns that he could miss the Test opener at Brisbane starting on November 21.

But Lehmann said Watson was making good progress and was in line to play at the Gabba.

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