With Watson, who'll return from a calf injury in New South Wale's (NSW) domestic one-day match with Western Australia on Wednesday, shelving his bowling duties in a bid to maintain his fitness, the Test all rounder's role is up for grabs, News.com.au reports.
Henriques ended a three-year exile from international cricket when he was recalled for the three one-day clashes against Sri Lanka this month.
Henriques then produced best performance in Australian colours in Hobart, taking three crucial wickets, before aggravating a finger injury in the Sheffield Shield match against the Warriors, which required minor surgery.
Watson said there is no doubts Henriques would be able to do a very good job playing over in India, adding he has played a bit over there in other tournaments in the past and having one more bowling option will certainly help Michael Clarke out.
Watson added Henriques is in the form of his career and also very dynamic with the bat, adding he could do an excellent job batting at around No.7.
Watson further said there are not too many people in world cricket that can really come out and hit the ball from ball one like Henriques can, adding with his bowling options as well it provides a great all-round package.
Watson cannot be considered an all rounder until he resumes bowling, which he hopes to do before the Ashes, which start in July, and he admits Henriques, who's currently averaging 77 with the bat in Shield cricket, and claiming 14 wickets at 18 is at the top of the tree when it comes to Australia's all rounders. (ANI)