Sydney, Nov 19(ANI): Shane Watson's chances of playing in the second Test match against South Africa in Adelaide has further faded after the all rounder admitted he won't be able to bowl.
"Bowling is out at this point in time," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Watson, as saying.
Watson, who is recovering from a calf strain, said he remained hopeful of playing as a specialist batsman at No.3.
However, captain Michael Clarke and team performance manager Pat Howard have said he needs to be bowling to be selected, and Watson said he would accept the decision if they preferred someone who could bowl on an Adelaide Oval pitch that is sure to test the endurance of the four frontline bowlers
"Whichever way the selectors go and Cricket Australia go with whether I play or not, for me it's certainly not the end of the world if I don't get picked. I'm just excited to be around the group and get back to batting in the nets and get back to running around, because that's what I love doing," Watson said.
"Any session I do and get through with no dramas is a big bonus because even over the last couple of weeks, to not be able to play, continues to reinforce how much love playing, and when it's taken away the hunger just continues to burn," he added. (ANI)