Watson targets Test recall
Shane Watson set his sights on a return to Test cricket after scoring his maiden one-day international century.
Last Updated: 30/06/08 3:30pm
Shane Watson set his sights on a Test recall after scoring his maiden one-day international century against West Indies on Sunday.
The Queensland all-rounder made the most recent of three Test appearances in November 2005, his career since being derailed by a succession of injury problems.
After being handed a late call-up for the one-day leg of Australia's Caribbean tour, Watson is determined to make up for lost time.
The 27-year-old's innings of 126 helped the tourists secure a seven-wicket success in Grenada - a result that opens an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
"For me, my goal was to make it back into the ODI team, and to get a belated call to duty has been a lot of fun," said Watson.
"But my goal is to be playing in both forms of the game because I love the longer version of the game, especially for the mental side of it, and I know that to get back into the Test side is to play ODI cricket and perform and to see what happens from there.
"I'll keep my fingers crossed, and if things keep progressing the way they have, this will hopefully happen in the near future.
"Fingers crossed, I'm doing everything I possibly can to keep myself injury free.
"But it's professional sports, and no matter how hard you try, things can sometimes go in a way that you do not want them to.
"I feel I am on top of my game and I have had some awesome guidance over the last year to improve my game."