Watson dropped from Australian Test team

November 23rd, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, Nov 23 (IANS) All-rounder Shane Watson has been dropped from the Australian team for the second Test against New Zealand starting Friday in Adelaide.Watson has been replaced by Victorian quick Peter Siddle in the 12-man squad announced by the selection panel Sunday. Australia won the first Test at the Gabba by 149 runs.

Watson bowled well in the first Test but let himself down with the bat, scoring one and five when Australia were in trouble in both innings.

Australia: Ricky Ponting (capt), Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark, Jason Krejza, Peter Siddle.

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