SYDNEY: All-rounder Shane Watson is set to return home from the Champions League (CL) Twenty20 in South Africa amid fears of burnout and a lack of activity in the longer form of the game, Cricket Australia said yesterday.
CA boss James Sutherland said Watson’s situation was being monitored closely ahead of the Test series. Sutherland said he expected the key player to return home this week to give him a rest and possibly have a four-day Sheffield Shield game for New South Wales, before tackling South Africa in the opening Brisbane Test.
“We are reviewing his load and circumstance very closely ... I think it’s reasonably well known that it’s likely he won’t see the (Champions League) tournament out,” he said. AFP