Watson to avoid over training before match with Kenya

March 9th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, Mar.9 (ANI): Australian cricketer Shane Watson has said that he will focus on avoiding the temptation to over train during the eight day break before their next World Cup game.

In the past two years, Watson has overcome a lot of injuries to emerge as an all rounder due to his own determination to over train.

Watson had bowled seven overs in last week’s Group A clash against Sri Lanka which had to be stopped in the 33rd over of the Sri Lankan innings due to heavy rainfall.

Australia had waited eight days to play against Sri Lanka and now they face another eight-day break before their match against Kenya on Sunday in Bangalore.

Veteran batsman Mike Hussey, who had been dropped from the original 15 man squad, due to a hamstring surgery, will be replacing injured paceman Doug Bollinger, after he made a comeback at Shield level for Western Australia in Perth last week.

Hussey’s inclusion will bolster Australia’s ability to play spin bowling.

Watson said: ” It’s going to give us a huge boost to have someone of his calibre flying in to be a part of our squad and with a very big chance of playing immediately as well.”

Having learnt lessons from the troubled first half of his international career, Watson has been relaxing and taking in the sights of Bangalore ahead of the team’s training session beginning today, reports Fox News.

Watson said: “I am very conscious about the amounts I have to train because of my previous issues. I make sure I just do enough to make sure I’m in a decent place going into the game, but in the end making sure I’m fresh going into the game rather than over training.” (ANI)

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