LONDON:-Shane Watson is fired up by the prospect of opening for Australia in the Ashes series, the all-rounder said Thursday. Australia's squad contains several openers but new coach Darren Lehmann has said he wants Watson at the top of the order. Watson did his best to play himself into some sort of form with a rapid 90, off just 94 balls and including 20 fours, on the second day of Australia's tour match against Somerset. "It's nice to get that confirmation and it's a hugely exciting challenge for me."–AFP