Watson to make early exit from CL T20
CA chief James Sutherland said they were monitoring Watson's fitness and workload. The all-rounder smashed 46 in Sydney Sixers' win over Chennai Super Kings in the CL T20 in South Africa Sunday.
"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.
"We're concerned about Shane. His injury record is unfortunate and what that tells us is that we need to monitor him and manage him very carefully and we are."
Sutherland wants Watson to play a Shield game before the opening Test against the top-ranked Proteas at Brisbane. This means he will only be able to play three league games for the Sixers.
"I don't know the specifics but the priority will be for him to get himself right as possible," Sutherland said.
"That's one, to give him a little bit of a break, then give him a little bit of therapy and whatever else he needs.
"But then also to really focus on getting him right to play Test cricket which he hasn't played for a long time and give him the opportunity to play a Shield game and at least play with the red ball.
"He's a fantastic player ... he's the sort of player who can win series and certainly win Test matches for Australia," added Sutherland.
Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in the home series against the West Indies next month.
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