Shane Watson, the skipper of Sydney Thunder, endured a calf strain ahead of schedule in the Big Bash League warm-up fixture against Canterbury at Hagley Oval on Friday (December 2) and is currently doubtful for the start if the the season.
In a match that saw Canterbury lope to a 20-run win against the Sydney-based franchise subsequent to having posted 172 for 5, the Australian all-rounder left the field in haphazardly after the third over and failed to bat as his side were confined to 152 for 5.
Watson was additionally expected to show up for Canterbury against Central Districts in New Plymouth on Sunday, however has been discounted of the installation as a consequence of the damage.
The Australian every rounder was named captain of the Thunder after the retirement of Michael Hussey earlier in the year. Hussey, who drove the side to their lady BBL title a year ago, ventured far from the captain’s part to assume up the liability of a group executive.
Watson, himself, resigned from all universal cricket after the World Twenty20 in March and was energized by the chance to lead the side. Be that as it may, with his damage, Thunder should name another chief, until Watson has made a capable recuperation.