Watson must contribute with bat to justify all-rounder tag: Lehmann

Dec 22, 2014, 08:32 IST | IANS

Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann said Shane Watson must contribute to the team's cause with the bat to justify his all-rounder status.

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson

The versatile right-hander played a vital role with his lively seamers in Brisbane and worked well in tandem with fellow pacers to trouble the Indian batsmen. “We think Shane Watson did a really good job for us with the ball,” Lehmann was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.

“Obviously, we’d like him to make more runs but he did a good job with the ball and he can do that all-rounder role for us. That’s why we went with a batter.”

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