Shane Watson restless for win over England

Australia ahead of the five-match ODI series against England registered two massive wins over Leicestershire and Essex in warm-up matches. Getty Images


By CricketCountry Staff

London: Jun 28, 2012

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has burning desire to beat arch-rival England in their backyard after back-to-back Ashes defeats.

Watson was quoted by Mail Online as saying, “After being involved in two Ashes losses there s a burning desire inside me to be part of a successful campaign.”

“Any time you play against England you want to play well, to have success, because it is the ultimate rivalry and the ultimate challenge. “

The all-rounder feels the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against the old enemy will be a preparatory platform for the Aussies for the Ashes next year.

He said, “I haven t really experienced winning against England, at least in Test matches, so I want to put that right. I want to try to put some things into place on this trip that we know we have to do right when we come back next year.

“Even if they are just little things in one-day cricket, they can help us play the type of cricket we are going to have to produce to win the Ashes.”

Australia ahead of the five-match ODI series against England registered two massive wins over Leicestershire and Essex in warm-up matches.