Former Australia captain and all-rounder Shane Watson was on Thursday roped in by Khulna Titans, the Bangladesh Premier League T20 franchise, as one of their two direct overseas signings for the upcoming BPL 2019-20.
Watson is slated to be available for the full season of the seventh edition of the BPL which is scheduled to start in the first week of December, reports ESPNcricinfo.
The former Australian all-rounder, who had missed the 2017 edition of the BPL due to an injury after signing up with Dhaka Dynamites that year said his primary goal would be to win a maiden title for Khulna.
“I am super excited to join the Khulna Titans for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League season,” said 38-year-old Watson, adding, “The coaching and management team at the Khulna Titans are putting together an amazing squad, so hopefully, we can bring home that title that we have always been looking for.”
All-rounder Watson played 190 ODIs and 59 Test matches for Australia and scored 5, 757 and 3, 731 runs, respectively. Meanwhile, he also has 168 ODI and 75 Test wickets against his name.
Watson also played 58 T20I matches donning the yellow jersey and scored 1, 462 runs with his highest score being 124 not out, along with 48 wickets.
(With inputs from IANS)