One of the areas of concern for the Australian team in the ongoing Ashes series is Shane Watson's inability to convert starts into big scores. One of the issues that is plaguing him of late is his rise in falling LBW to the English bowlers.
Although, the official reasons for the stationing of Watson and Chris Rogers at London were given as 'rest and recovery', even as the rest of the Australian squad is on England's south coast at Hove playing a practice game ahead of the third Test starting August 1 at Old Trafford. Australian batting coach Michael di Venuto it seems is doing overtime with the burly right-hander and his opening partner Rogers.
Watson is trying hard to work on his game and is practising behind closed doors, trying to stop becoming an easy scalp to James Anderson and co. The 32-year-old Queenslander has scores of 13, 46, 30 and 20 in the Trent Bridge and Lord's Tests. He has been getting off to starts and timing the ball handsomely.