Shane WatsonShane Watson finds himself lucky enough to be selected in Australia’s squad for ICC World T20 2016 and will likely be assessing his future after the tournament. Having said that, he might also consider retirement after the tournament. Watson was surprised to be selected in the T20 squad against India following his non-selection in the ODI series. His role will be up the order either as an opener or a No.3 batsman. Watson has been selected in the World T20 squad after a record breaking 124-run knock against India in the final T20 match of the three-match series between them. Watson backs his team believing that Australia can win this edition of ICC T20 World Cup 2016. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20I at Cape Town

“There’s no doubt I’ll have a bit of time to think about it (international retirement) after the T20 World Cup. I’ll reassess from there,” he was quoted by cricket.com.au. Retirement is on the cards for him, as he has retired from the longer format of the game after last year’s defeat in The Ashes. He says, “I know how incredibly lucky I am. While I’m still doing that, and still absolutely loving everything that I’m doing – whether it’s playing for Australia or in other parts of the world as well … at the moment I’m just loving being part of it.” He was forced to bow out of the Pakistan Super League after an abdominal injury, which has hindered his ability to bowl. He will be returning for this year’s edition of IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

On being asked about Australia’s chances in the ICC World T20 2016 and his role in it, he said,”There’s no doubt to win the T20 World Cup, we came very close in 2010 making the final, so that certainly would be an incredible thing to be a part of.”

“At this point in time I’m still just living the dream with the cricket that I’m able to play and the teams I’m able to play in. I’m not sure where that’s going to take me in the short term,” he added. “At the moment I’m loving the opportunity of being back in the Australian squad and hopefully we can win the T20 World Cup,” Watson explains.

Watson strongly believes that they can bounce back from the rough patch as they have done recently against South Africa, registering a win after their victory over England in 2014. days. Watson concluded, “We’ve got a bit of improvement to go and more consistency in how we’re playing to give ourselves that chance, but we’ve got the talented squad here to be able to give ourselves the best chance.”