Watson signs off as ICC top allrounder

WEB DESK: The retiring allrounder has signed off in style from international cricket after the latest ICC player rankings.

Shane Watson has finished his international career as the No.1 ranked T20 allrounder in the world, according to the International Cricket Council’s player rankings announced Tuesday.

Watson announced mid-tournament that this World Twenty20 would be his last appearance.

After performing smoothly in opening position for Australia’s first two World T20 matches, Watson was moved to the unfamiliar spot of six for their last two games but demonstrated his flexibility, with power performance of a crucial 44 off 21 against Pakistan and then 18 off 16 against India.

Meanwhile, picking up five wickets for the tournament and was the pick of Australia’s bowlers in their loss to India, finishing with 2-23 off four over.

Source: ICC