Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Australia’s vice-captain Shane Watson is heading back to join the cricket team in India for the fourth cricket Test in Delhi starting Friday.
Cricket Australia (CA) announced that Watson will leave for India, Monday evening.
Watson, who was dropped from the third Test along with three others over a breach of discipline, returned home last week to be with his wife Lee for the birth of their first child. Lee delivered a baby boy, Will, last Thursday.
Watson originally expected to miss the fourth Test, but had to change his plans since the baby was born earlier than expected.
While leaving India, Watson made clear his displeasure at being dropped over the ‘homework affair’ and said he reconsider his Test future.
Watson was also angry at CA high performance manager Pat Howard’s comments that he was a team man only “sometimes”.
But skipper Michael Clarke said he had full faith in his deputy and hoped he would be back by the fourth Test.
Watson, along with Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson were dumped for not supplying feedback on how the team could improve after going 2-0 down in the series.