Video - Watson Expecting Flat Adelaide Wicket

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson expects the drop-in pitch for the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval to be flat, which will be a challenge for him and his fellow bowlers.

Watson anticipates that in his role as an all-rounder he will be asked to take on more bowling duties than he did in Brisbane, where Australia won by 381 runs.

He says he is ready to help out captain Michael Clarke and frontline fast bowlers Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle.

"It's going to be a really important part for me in this game is with the amount of bowling that I can do," he said.

"There's no doubt that if it's what we all think it's going to be, the wicket is going to be flat (in Adelaide), the bowlers are potentially going to have to bowl many more overs compared with Brisbane to be able to bowl the English out.

"There's no doubt that I know that that's a really important role," he added.

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