Bailey backs Watson's versatility to be 'major trump card' for Oz in World T20
Australian Twenty20 captain George Bailey has said that he believes the versatility of all-rounder Shane Watson will be a major trump card for Australia in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Along with the heroics of Ryan Harris, an unsung two-over spell from Watson that preceded Harris' two wickets at the death was also key in Australia's victory in the recent Test series decider against South Africa.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, with T20 being a format that requires versatility, Bailey believes Australia will boast a major trump card at the upcoming World Cup in Watson's bowling, adding that it is pleasing to know that Watson can still bowl at speeds around 138 km/h like he did against South Africa.
Bailey said Watson's value has always been that he can bowl at most stages of the game, adding that the all-rounder now has a better support cast with the ball, which was one of the areas where Australia was probably weak in the last World Cup.
Australia's T20 World Cup campaign starts next Sunday against Pakistan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the report added.
(Posted on 20-03-2014)