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Watson wants to score big vs SL
Saturday 13 August 2011

In-form Australian all-rounder Shane Watson revealed his desire to score big scores in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka. As he prepared for Sunday's second ODI in the five-match series, the right-handed opening batsman said he expected Sri Lanka to try different things to dismiss him early and also raised the possibility of fast bowler Lasith Malinga's return to the side.

"I know that Lasith Malinga has a good chance of coming in this game or the next game," said Watson. "He's a big weapon for their team, so I know how important it is to get through him because he's got quite a skill of taking wickets."

"For me, I am really looking forward to be out there and going with a bigger innings, not just getting 50s and 60s. I am looking forward to that challenge."

In particular, Watson said he would look to exploit the bigger fielding gaps outside the powerplay overs and take more singles.

"That's really the way you are able to get a bigger score, through that middle period, rotating the strike without taking too many risks," he said. "That's something I am working on at the moment." concluded Watson.

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