"We have match winners all the way unlike in the past. To me that's very exciting for the IPL season. With the quality we have, the most important thing is to get off to a good start. We have to hit the ground running and with the quality of players we have I think we will do it," said Watson at a media conference.

The Australia all-rounder reached here yesterday along with his World Cup-winning team mates Steve Smith and James Faulkner, the Man of the Match in the final against New Zealand.
 
Also in the squad is Tim Southee, the Kiwi pacer who ended up on the losing side in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and India's middle order mainstay Ajinkya Rahane, who was part of the team that lost to the eventual champions in the semi finals at the SCG.

The squad is to train here at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium, home venue of three of their games, before leaving for Pune for their lung-opener - an away game against Kings XI Punjab on April 10.

"Four of us were there in the World Cup final. It was a special occasion to be involved with three of us getting a share of the World Cup at home. After celebrating at home we're fresh and ready for IPL," said Watson, who is part of the Royals team since the inaugural IPL season in 2008 when he played under Shane Warne.

Asked about whether there would be a switch of batting roles in the IPL with Smith as was the case when the latter batted at his number three position, Watson said it will be done as per the best interests of the team.

"We will sit down and talk as to what are the best roles for us. We are very lucky to have incredibly talented batsmen in our squad," he said.

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