Shane Watson – Bio, Age, Stats, Net Worth

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Shane Watson

Shane Watson is an Australian cricketer. Being Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm fast-medium Bowler, in the Australia national cricket team.

Born17 June 1981, Ipswich
Height6 ft 0 inch (183 cm)
FatherBob Watson
MotherBarb Watson
Wife Lee Furlong


Shane Robert Watson was born on 17 June 1981, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. His age is around 42 years (2023).

Watson is married to broadcaster Lee Furlong. They have two children. In 2017, Watson launched a sports clinic, Let’s Activate, for children. It teaches the basics of sports skills, using songs, movement, dance and sports activities.

Watson has his own podcast called Lessons Learnt with the Greats.

In November 2019, he was elected as the President of the Australian Cricket Association.


Watson attended St Marys Primary School and Ipswich Grammar School.

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Shane Watson


Watson was first selected for the Australian Team in early 2002, being selected to tour Of South Africa with the Test team. He had topped the Pura Cup wicket-taking charts for Tasmania, as well as had steady middle-order batting performances.

On the tour, he played a tour match against the South Africa A Side, where he scored a quick fire century off of 96 deliveries and took three wickets. Watson also made his ODI debut on tour, replacing Steve Waugh, who was sacked after the team failed to make the finals of the 2001-02 VB Series.

Watson continued as a regular member of the ODI team in place of Waugh despite public support for Waugh to return to the ODI team. He stayed in the team until the start of 2003, when he suffered three stress fractures in his back, meaning he missed the 2003 Cricket World Cup. 

When he returned to cricket from his injury, he was only able to bat, not bowl, while his recovery finished.

Test Debut02 January 20005 v Pakistan (Cap 391)
ODI Debut24 March 2002 v South Africa (Cap 148)
T20I Debut24 February 2006 v South Africa (Cap 19)
Jersey No.33
IPL2008-2015: Rajasthan Royals
2016-2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore
2018-2020: Chennai Super Kings

Start of good Form

In the first test of Australia’s 2010 tour of India, Watson opened his account with his second test century – an attritional 126 runs off 338 balls on a slow, low Mohali pitch.

The innings capped an excellent start to the tour, as he also scored a century in each innings of the warm-up match, albeit at a much brisker pace.

He top scored again in the second innings with a run-a-ball 56, which proved vital in setting a competitive target as Australia’s middle order again collapsed in spectacular fashion following his dismissal.

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Shane Watson


Shane Watson was named as one of the members of Australia’s 15-man World Cup squad on 11 January 2015. He played in all but one of Australia’s World Cup matches, as Australia went on to win the tournament.

Watson had a disappointing start to his World Cup campaign, dismissed for a first ball duck in Australia’s first match of the tournament against England, and dismissed for 23 against New Zealand in a losing effort. 

As a result of his poor form, Watson was dropped for Australia’s match against Afghanistan, and was replaced by James Faulkner. However, he was reinstated for Australia’s next match against Sri Lanka, scoring 67 off 41 balls, and taking 1/71 off 7 overs as Australia prevailed by 64 runs. 

In Australia’s final group stage match, against Scotland, Watson scored 24 runs from 23 balls and took 1/18 off three overs as Australia defeated Scotland by 7 wickets and qualified for the knockout stage. 

In Australia’s quarter final match against Pakistan, Watson was on the receiving end of a bowling spell from Wahab Riaz which received praise from numerous cricketers. After being dropped by Rahat Ali at square leg at 4 runs, Watson went on to score 64 not out from 66 balls as Australia recorded a 6 wicket victory with 97 balls to spare.

Watson played in Australia’s 95 run semi-final victory over India, scoring 28 runs from 30 balls. Watson played in the 2015 Cricket World Cup Final, scoring 2 not out as Australia prevailed over New Zealand by 7 wickets, winning their fifth Cricket World Cup as a result.

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Shane Watson

Statistics and achievements

Watson was one of the most successful all-rounders in the history of international cricket, particularly in limited overs matches. At the end of his international career in 2016, he was one of only seven cricketers to have scored 10,000 runs and taken 250 wickets in international cricket.

In ODI cricket, Watson was ranked as the No. 1 all-rounder in the world in 2011, and reached a career-high as the No. 3 batter in the world. As part of the Australian team, he won the Cricket World Cup twice (in 2007 and 2015) and the ICC Champions Trophy twice (in 2006 & 2009), winning the player-of-the-match award in the tournament final both times.

In T20I cricket he was ranked as the No. 1 all-rounder in the world for two years, and also peaked as the No. 1 batter in the world. He never won the ICC men’s T20 World Cup with Australia, but he was named the player of the tournament in the 2012 tournament, when he had the most runs and second-most wickets of all players at the tournament.

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Shane Watson


Across all three formats of international cricket (Test, ODI, and T20I), Watson has been named the Player of the Match on 29 occasions and the Player of the Series on 7 occasions. 

The majority of these awards came in One Day International cricket, where he won 17 Player of the Match awards and 4 Player of the Series awards.

Cricket Australia holds an annual awards ceremony called the Australian Cricket Awards, where they honour the best cricketers in the country over the previous year.

The most prestigious of these awards is the Allan Border Medal, which is awarded to “the most outstanding Australian male cricketer of the season”.Watson has won the Allan Border Medal twice, and has won several other awards at the Australian Cricket Awards:

  • Allan Border Medal: 2010, 2011
  • Test Player Of The Year: 2011
  • Men’s ODI Player Of The Year : 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Men’s T20 Player Of The Year : 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Bradman Young Cricketer Of The Year: 2002
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Shane Watson


Watson played for Rajasthan Royals in seven of the first eight seasons of the IPL, signing for the side for the inaugural IPL season in 2008. He was the Player of the Tournament during the season, but missed the second season whilst on international duty.

In 2013 he scored his first Twenty20 century playing against CSK, scoring 101 runs from 61 balls, hitting six fours and six sixes. He again won the Player of the Tournament in 2013. He captained the side in 2014 and was the highest-paid overseas player.

In 2016, Rajasthan were suspended from the competition for two years. Watson was forced to enter the IPL auction for the first time since 2008, and was bought by RCB for AU&1.96 million, the most of any Australian player. 

He captained the side for some matches during the 2017 season but was signed by CSK for the following season. He scored his third and fourth IPL centuries during the 2018 season, and remained with the side in 2019.

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Shane Watson

Watson was Chennai’s leading run-scorer in 2019 with 398 runs across 17 matches. Chennai reached the 2019 IPL final. After the Mumbai Indians batted first and scored 149, Watson top-scored for Chennai with 80 runs off 59 balls.

His innings took the match into the final over, but he was run out and Chennai finished their innings on 148 runs, losing the final by a single run.

Following the match, Watson’s teammate Harbhajan Singh posted a photograph taken during the match on Instagram. The photograph showed Watson’s pant leg soaked with blood, and Singh wrote in the image’s caption that “[Watson] got 6 stitches after the game … got injured while diving but continue [sic] to bat without telling anyone”.

Watson played his final IPL season in 2020 for Chennai. On 2 November 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Ahead of IPL 2022, Watson joined Delhi Capitals as assistant coach of the franchise.

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Shane Watson

Shane Watson Stats

Runs Scored 3731575714623874
Batting Average35.240.529.231.0
Highest Score176185*124*117*
Balls bowled549564669302029
Bowling Average33.731.819.422.1
4-Wicket haul1311
5-Wicket haul3000
10-Wicket haul0000
Best Bowling6/334/364/154/29
Run Outs0828

Shane Watson Net Worth

According to various online resources the net worth of Shane Watson is estimated around $40 million dollars which is 320 crores in Indian Currency.

Social Media and Advertisements

Shane Watson has also a best amount of social media following by which he makes decent amount of money. He had also done many TV commercials for Brands till now.

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Shane Watson & Mahi
Net Worth$40 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees320 Crore INR
Monthly Income And Salary5 crore+
Yearly Income60 Crore +
Income SourceCricket, Advertisement

Social Media of Shane Watson

Shane Watson has also a huge amount of Fan following over his social media platforms. He has total 3.2 million followers combining his Instagram and Twitter.

Shane Watson posts entertaining content on his Instagram with members of Team India & Australia at a period of time. His reels also got viral many times till now.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.What is the net worth of Shane Watson in Indian rupees?
Ans. The net worth of Shane Watson in 320 crores in Indian rupees.

2. How old is Shane Watson?
Ans. Shane Watson is 42 years old.

3. Nick name of Shane Watson?
Ans. Nick name of Shane Watson is Watto.

4. Which Country in Shane Watson Belongs ?
Ans.Shane Watson Belongs to Australia.

5.For Which Team Shane Watson play IPL 2023?
Ans. Shane Watson doesn’t play IPL 2023.

6. Is Shane Watson assistant coach of Delhi Capitals?
Ans. At the year 2021 Shane Watson retired from IPL and join Delhi Capitals as a assistant coach.