Shane Watson confident of being fit in time for ICC World T20

Shane Watson confident of being fit in time for ICC World T20
Shane Watson suffered the injury during the Pakistan Super League encounter while playing for the Islamabad United.
©REUTERS / Action Images

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who is currently recovering from an abdominal strain stated that he is very confident of being fit for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

Watson picked up the injury while bowling for the Islamabad United in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) clash against Peshawar Zalmi in Sharjah on 12th February.

The 34-year-old has been ruled out of the remainder of the PSL and he revealed that it will be a minimum of two weeks before he can return to playing the game. 

“It’s going to take me a couple of weeks to get back into batting and bowling,” Watson told New Corp.

“It’s not major. We got it before it did too much damage.

“We’d played three matches in three days (for Islamabad).

“I tried to bowl a slower ball but put too many revs on it and it twinged a bit.” 

Australia's World T20 campaign begins with the game against New Zealand on 18th March which is currently more than four weeks away.

Watson is confident that if everything goes according to plan he will be completely fit for the mega-event in India as Australia attempt to secure the only major trophy that's missing from their cabinet.

“I’m very confident I’ll be right for the World Cup.

“That’s still three or four weeks away.

“This sort of injury, it’s not a huge injury.

“It’s not like a side strain or anything like that.

“If everything goes to plan, I’ll be right.” 

From six matches in the PSL, Watson scored 194 runs at an average of 32.33 and picked up a wicket having bowled only 14 overs in his stint with Islamabad United.

© Cricket World 2016