Selector tells Watson to worry about fitness
Melbourne: Australia`s chief selector John Inverarity has told injury-ravaged all-rounder Shane Watson to give up on leadership ambitions despite being the vice-captain and focus on regaining fitness and form.
Inverarity said the injury-ravaged but prolific all-rounder has been told get his body in perfect shape before even considering his much-anticipated return. "I had a conversation with Shane the other day because there has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing about would he be ready for the Boxing Day Test, can he be ready for Perth, let`s try for Adelaide," Inverarity said.
"He had a setback recently when his leg pulled up a bit sore. My conversation with Shane was `take the time you need to get 100 per cent fit without the pressure of people saying can you make it for this or will you be able to do that?`.
"(I said) `Take your time, keep in touch, and when you`re ready let us know and we`ll go from there`. My guess is it will be some time during the one-day series (next month) but I don`t want him to feel pressured and then it`s two steps forward and one step back," he added.