All-rounder Shane Watson is excited by the prospect of opening the batting for Australia ahead of the upcoming Ashes series against England.

Australia's squad contains several openers but new coach Darren Lehmann has said he wants Watson at the top of the order.

Watson did his best to play himself into some sort of form with a rapid 90, off just 94 balls and including 20 fours, on the second day of Australia's tour match against Somerset at Taunton on Thursday as the visitors closed on 266 for four in reply to the Somerset’s 320.