Watson aims to bowl during Cape Town Test against South Africa

Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 12:28 PM IST

Cape Town: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who has been struggling with back spasms, says that he will be fit to bowl at full capacity in the first Test against South Africa, which starts in Cape Town on Wednesday.

“I hope so, absolutely. If my body stays together, then that’s what the plan is,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Watson, as saying.

“It’s [precautions] more so to just try and manage my workload and my body at the moment. Hopefully it continues to be OK and I can get through as many overs as I possibly can throughout this Test series,” he added.

Watson has recently spent time out with a hip complaint and was forced from the field in the second ODI with back spasms.

Prior to this tour, the 30-year-old was instructed to play only as a batsman for New South Wales in the Champions League in India.

ANI