Shane Watson to miss BPL 2017 after picking up hamstring injury

Hard-hitting former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of the 2017 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League after picking up an injury. Watson was bowling for his local side Sutherland when he picked up a hamstring injury, effectively putting him on the sidelines for 5-6 weeks.

Watson was set to feature for the Dhaka Dynamites this time around, in what was supposed to be his first foray into Bangladesh's marquee T20 league. However, the injury means he will be taking no part in the tournament.

Watson has been in good form with the bat of late, averaging over 80 for Sutherland. However, he failed to replicate that in his bowling, going wicketless across 19 overs.

The BPL was considered to be a preparation of sorts for the erstwhile all-rounder ahead of the Big Bash League.

The Dynamites have acted quickly, roping in West Indian Kieron Pollard in Watson's place.

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