New Delhi: Australia vice-captain Shane Watson joined the squad on Tuesday, ahead of the fourth and final Test against India, scheduled to start here from Friday.
Australia have already lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after three defeats in the first three Tests of the four-match series. Watson, one of the four players suspended from the squad ahead of the third Test at Mohali on disciplinary grounds, had left for Sydney last week for the birth of his son.
However, with an improvement in the relation between the all-rounder and the team management over the past few days, he decided to return to the side. Coach Mickey Arthur said he was glad to have the vice-captain back in the side. “We are really happy to get Shane backů It is really important he’s come back,” Arthur said.
“Shane’s been exceptional over the last week, we’ve had numerous conversations with him,” he added. “I am very comfortable that Shane has (accepted punishment). We have had a lot of conversations over the last week and they have all been very good.”
There is a possibility of Watson leading the side in the Delhi Test if regular skipper Michael Clarke misses out owing to his back problems.