James Pattinson

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James Pattinson
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Pattinson bowling at the WACA against Western Australia
Personal information
Full nameJames Lee Pattinson
Born (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 31)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height186 [1]  cm (6 ft 1 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium [1]
Role Bowler
Relations Darren Pattinson (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  424)1 December 2011 v  New Zealand
Last Test3 January 2020 v  New Zealand
ODI debut(cap  188)13 April 2011 v  Bangladesh
Last ODI11 September 2015 v  England
ODI shirt no.19
T20I debut(cap  52)13 October 2011 v  South Africa
Last T20I30 March 2012 v  West Indies
T20I shirt no.19
Domestic team information
2008/09–present Victoria
2013/14–2016/17 Melbourne Renegades
2017–present Nottinghamshire
2018/19–2019/20 Brisbane Heat
2020 Mumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Runs scored417421,606398
Batting average 26.0610.5022.0014.74
Top score47* 1389* 54
Balls bowled3,96372712,9623,270
Wickets 811630298
Bowling average 26.3342.5622.1929.22
5 wickets in innings 40112
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling5/274/516/326/48
Catches/stumpings 6/–3/–22/–13/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 19 September 2020

James Lee Pattinson (born 3 May 1990) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Victoria, and for the Australia national cricket team. After making his Test cricket debut in late 2011, he has been in and out of the Australian test team a number of times due to back injuries. [2] Pattinson is considered an aggressive fast bowler.


Personal life

Pattinson's elder brother is Darren Pattinson, who played for England in one Test match. Pattinson grew up in Melbourne's outer suburbs and attended Haileybury (Melbourne). He made his first-class debut for the Victorian Bushrangers and consequently won a contract with Nottinghamshire.

Domestic career

Pattinson played for Dandenong Cricket Club in Victorian Premier Cricket and also played for Australia in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. [3]

On 23 December 2009, Pattinson set new best bowling in a List A innings record for Victoria, taking six wickets for the cost of 48 from his 10 overs.[ citation needed ]

Pattinson was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2013 Indian Premier League. However he was ruled out of the tournament without playing in any of the matches due to non cricket related medical conditions. [4]

On 2 September 2020, he was included in the Mumbai Indians team for the 2020 Indian Premier League as a replacement for Lasith Malinga who pulled out of the tournament citing personal reasons. [5] [6] Pattinson also eventually made his IPL debut in the 2020 season and became a regular member.

In March 2021, during the 2020–21 Sheffield Shield season, Pattinson took his 300th first-class wicket. [7]

International career

Pattinson was named in the Australian ODI squad for its tour of Bangladesh in April 2011. [8] He made his ODI debut in the third and final match of the series and took the wicket of Imrul Kayes. [9] Pattinson joined the Australian Test squad for the 2011 tour to Sri Lanka, but did not play a Test. [10]

Pattinson made his Test debut in the 2011/12 home series against New Zealand, in the first Test in Brisbane on 1 December 2011. [11] He took 5 wickets for 27 runs in the second innings of his debut Test and helped Australia to a nine-wicket win, [12] then took five wickets in the first innings of the second test, and was named Man of the Series, with fourteen wickets at an average of 14.00 across the two tests. He won another Man of the Match award in his next Test, the 2011 Boxing Day Test against India, with match figures of 6/108 and 55 runs. [13] but he wasn't included in Australia's squad for the 2012 T20 World Cup. [14]

He made a return to Australia squad after torn side injury during 2012 home season. On his return he picked a 5-Wicket haul in 1st Test against India in March 2013 on a flat Chepauk surface dismissing Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja, Pattinson bowled at pace of over 145 km/h consistently in the match. This was first and only time an Australian fast bowler picked up a Five-Wicket haul at Chepauk. [15] However, before the 3rd Test against India in March 2013, Australia dropped Pattinson, along with Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja following a breach of discipline. [16] Michael Clarke, the captain, revealed that the extreme step had been taken as a result of repeated infractions which led to Watson flying back home and contemplating Test retirement. [17] Former players reacted with astonishment at the harsh decision taken by the team management. [18]

Pattinson later returned to the Australian Test team during the West Indies tour of Australia in December 2015. In his first Test match back, Pattinson achieved his fourth five wicket haul, taking 5/27, which equaled his previous best bowling figures. He also reverted to his old bowling action, which gives him more control and pace that touches close to 150 km/h, but at a risk of re-injuring his back. [19] [20]

On 20 April 2017, Pattinson was named in Australia's squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. [21]

In April 2019, Pattinson was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2019–20 season. [22] [23]

In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England. [24] [25] He played in the first Test - his first Test since February 2016 - and also in the third Test.

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