Watson challenges Aussie batsmen to fire following rout by Windies in second ODI
Melbourne: Australian captain Shane Watson has challenged his side to regain form after misfiring again, as the West Indies drew level in the five-game ODI series.
"I know I need to put my hand up as well because what I``m doing is not good enough at the top of the order. I need to be able to go on and get a bigger score to make sure that we do get the total that we really need,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Watson, as saying.
His statement came after Australia struggled to just 9-154 off 40 overs as the Windies claimed a five-wicket win in second match in St Vincent on March 18, which is their first ODI victory over Australia since 2006.
Watson called on his team to improve batting, but was unsure if there would be any changes to Australia``s team for the March 20 match.
Australian fast bowlers James Pattinson and Ben Hilfenhaus and spinner Nathan Lyon are yet to feature in the series but Watson dismissed that bowling was the problem.
"The bowling part of our team has actually been doing a really good job. It``s going to be difficult to change the bowling side of things even though we``ve got a few big guns ready to go,” he added.