In what can be termed as a massive blow to Australia’s chances in the upcoming ICC World T20 2016, star all-rounder Shane Watson could potentially miss the grand event in India. Watson has been in the form of his life off late but an injury sustained during his stint in the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) could hamper his chances of participating in the T20 World Cup in India.

Watson posted a video of himself on Twitter and said, “I’ve unfortunately made this video because I injured myself last night bowling, so disappointingly I’m going to have to head home back to Australia to get assessed with the medical people at Cricket Australia to try and get right for the Twenty20 World Cup.” “Thanks very much to my franchise, Islamabad; I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun getting to know all the local players and playing in the PSL, which is a great tournament,” Watson added.

“Fingers crossed everything works out and I’ll be able to play for Islamabad next year and a few more years after that as well,” he said. “Thanks so much for all your support, I’ve had a great time. We’ve got a lot of world-class players in our squad so I’m sure we’ll finish the tournament off strongly, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all next year.”

With Australia already naming an inexperienced squad for T20 cricket’s biggest prize, their chances could be further dented by Watson’s absence. Star pacer Mitchell Starc too is not in the World Cup squad owing to an injury. 

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