Shane Watson wants to win World Cup with family

Sydney: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson wants to combine the joy of his family with the success of winning a World Cup in Australia next year.

The cricketer`s wife and 15-month-old son named Will, have changed Watson`s life.

Australia`s cricketers have a `once-in-a-lifetime` opportunity to play a World Cup at home ground when they host it with New Zealand in February and March, News.com.au reported.

It is 22 years since Australia experienced cricket`s premier event and the home team failed to make the semi-finals despite being one of the favourites. Watson wants to change that by replicating India`s achievement of becoming the first host nation in the tournament`s 40-year history to claim the cherished prize, the report added.

His belief continues to grow now that Australia are ranked No.1 one in both Test and one-day cricket.

Watson added that to be part of a transition phase that now has us playing quality cricket against the best teams in the world is fantastic.

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