Shane Watson had delayed his departure for the Caribbean due to the impending birth of his second child © AFP (File {Photo)
Shane Watson had delayed his departure for the Caribbean due to the impending birth of his second child © AFP (File {Photo)

Sydney: All rounder Shane Watson has said that he will be joining the Australian Test squad in the West Indies on Wednesday, following the birth of his second child in Sydney. Shane Watson, Lee Furlong blessed with baby girl

Watson, however, will not participate in the three-day tour game against WICB President’s XI in North Sound, the only warm-up match before the two-Test series gets underway on June 3.

According to cricinfo, Watson had delayed his departure for the Caribbean due to the impending birth of his second child who was born on May 24. Shane Watson shares photo of baby girl Matilda Victoria Watson

Apart from Watson, fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, and batsmen Steven Smith and David Warner will also miss the warm-up match, after the team management opted to rest players returning from the IPL season.

The Australian squad for the warm-up match is as follows: Chris Rogers, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Peter Nevill, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Fawad Ahmed. Shane Watson looking forward to elusive away Ashes win