McGrath backs Watson to ‘get a hundred’ in Sydney

"I've always had faith in Shane, I think he's a quality player"

“I’ve always had faith in Shane, I think he’s a quality player”

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Legendary Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath has backed all-rounder Shane Watson to “get a hundred” during the fourth Test against India in Sydney.

Watson has failed to have much of an impact with the bat during the ongoing series against India as he has scored 141 runs at an average of 23.50.

“I’ve always had faith in Shane, I think he’s a quality player,” McGrath was quoted as saying by theĀ Sydney Morning Herald. “He’s a quality all-rounder and I think with Mitchell Marsh being injured he’s an even bigger player.

“It would be nice to see him go out and get a hundred here and a few wickets so that’s my prediction for this Test match.”

Watson himself acknowledged the fact that his number three spot in no longer safe.

“I feel I’m under pressure when I’m not scoring runs at any stage,” he said. “If I’m not performing, of course I’m under pressure.

“The thing I think about the most is to just be able to contribute to the team, not whether I’m playing or not. It’s more so just being able to contribute to the team and feel like I’m not a passenger.

“I do really want to be there to be able to contribute with bat and ball, that’s what I think about the most.”

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