The Ashes: Shane Watson ready to go, says Brad Haddin

Shane Watson who is slated in the Australian team as an all-rounder, has been found wanting with both bat and ball in the current Ashes series.

updated: August 20, 2013 12:57 IST
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Bangalore: Brad Haddin, the Australian wicketkeeper, is confident allrounder Shane Watson will be fit for this week's fifth and final Ashes Test against England at The Oval in London, he said on Monday (August 19).

Watson, the right-hand batsman who also bowls right-arm medium pace, was forced off the field midway through an over by a groin injury on the third day of the fourth Test at Chester-le-Street.

But he did return on the fourth and, as it turned out, final day, only to be dismissed in familiar fashion when he was lbw as Australia collapsed from 147 for 1 to 224 all out and a 74-run defeat as England took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

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