Sportskeeda – Big Bash 2018-19: Shane Watson gets contract extension at Sydney joined Thunder in 2015
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, who turned 37 this month, is set to play the Big Bash for at least two more seasons, after signing a new contract extension with the Sydney Thunder.

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  • Big Bash 2018-19: Shane Watson gets contract extension at Sydney joined Thunder in 2015Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, who turned 37 this month, is set to play the Big Bash for at least two more seasons, after signing a new contract extension with the Sydney Thunder.
  • Watson will also play for the first-grade tournament of Sydney Grade Cricket, now called the NSW Premier Cricket, ahead of the Big Bash season.
  • The beauty of playing (NSW Premier Cricket) means I can continue to help out and get to know the guys before the week leading into the first game”, Watson was quoted as saying, according to Cricbuzz.
  • Overall, Watson has played 28 games in the Big Bash, over four seasons, scoring 714 runs and picking up 20 wickets, with best figures of 3-13.
  • Recently, Watson had urged Cricket Australia, who had handed out one-year bans to tainted cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner, to allow them to play in the Big Bash.


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