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James Pattinson

Bowler

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Did you know?

Born in Victoria to English parents, he and his older brother Darren are the first siblings in more than a century to play Test cricket for two rival nations.

Bowler

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AGE
29
HEIGHT
186CM
BORN

Melbourne

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

VIC

VIC
LOCAL CLUB

Dandenong

Bio

A member of Australia’s young fast-bowling cartel, Pattinson was rewarded for some impressive showings in domestic cricket with a Test debut against New Zealand in 2011.

He repaid the faith of selectors with a blistering spell in the second innings that yielded figures of 5-27 and man-of-the-match honours, before he picked up another five-wicket haul in the second Test.

He followed it up with two hauls of four wickets against India, before the first of several chronic injuries stalled his momentum.

His figures of 5-96 on an unresponsive Chennai pitch in 2013 were unfortunately overlooked in the wake of Australia’s heavy defeat, but it highlighted Pattinson’s skill, work rate and courage.

If he can get his body fit, Pattinson could be a star of Australian cricket for several years to come.

Pattinson v Paine in pre-Ashes Dukes battle

Australian skipper Tim Paine dusts off the pads as his Ashes preparations step-up a notch at Australia A training in Bristol


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James Pattinson back in Australian colours

Paceman James Pattinson discusses the mood in the camp and his recent form after joining up with the Australia A squad in Derby


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From the Vault: Patto gets India's big five

James Pattinson dismissed Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in a memorable Test at the SCG in 2012


One day at a time for patient Pattinson

The Australia quick is happy to be back bowling well for his country ahead of a possible Ashes call-up next month


Big guns to take new ball for Australia A

Pattinson overcomes injury scare, Hazlewood refreshed as UK tour switches to red-ball format at Arundel


Star pacemen making Aussie quicks walk taller

Jackson Bird and Chris Tremain laud the influence of James Pattinson and Josh Hazlewood as the Ashes draw closer


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