Shane Watson's bowling has taken a backseat in his international career of late, but if all goes according to plan, Watson could turn his arm over for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Rahul Dravid, the Royals' captain, was confident Watson would bowl at some point in the tournament, and said the allrounder brought a fine balance to the team.
"For a team like ours, where we have to mix and match a little bit, having someone of his qualities as an allrounder is a huge boost," said Dravid to NDTV. "He's a match-winner on his own, he can single-handedly lead with the bat. We're happy to have that at the start of the season. Watto will bowl at some stage during the competition. As to when that is, will be decided by him and his physios."
Watson has made only intermittent appearances for the Royals after his trail-blazing inaugural season when he led the team to the title with 472 runs and 17 wickets, but is likely to be available from the second game onwards this year.