FR Cup 2008-09 October 29, 2008

Pattinson ready to return for Victoria

Cricinfo staff

Darren Pattinson is in line for his first game for Victoria since making his Test debut for England earlier this year. Pattinson missed the first few matches of the domestic season with groin soreness but has been named in a 13-man squad to take on New South Wales in Sunday's FR Cup game in Sydney.

The Bushrangers have had to include the British-born Pattinson as an overseas player this summer following his surprise call-up to the England Test side in July. He picked up two wickets in his only Test against South Africa but was quickly dropped and concedes he is unlikely to add to his international career.

Pattinson has been joined in the Victoria squad by Aiden Blizzard, the middle-order batsman who has had a broken finger. Blizzard replaces Michael Hill, who made his FR Cup debut on the weekend but did not get the opportunity to bat.

New South Wales have named a squad of 14 for the match. They have gone for the same group that lost to South Australia last week with the additions of Nathan Bracken and David Warner, who both missed the game due to minor injuries.

New South Wales squad Phillip Hughes, Peter Forrest, Daniel Smith (wk), Usman Khawaja, Dominic Thornely (capt), Moises Henriques, Steven Smith, David Warner, Grant Lambert, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Hauritz, Aaron Bird, Nathan Bracken, Mark Cameron.

Victoria squad Chris Rogers, Rob Quiney, Brad Hodge, David Hussey (capt), Aiden Blizzard, Andrew McDonald, Adam Crosthwaite (wk), Damien Wright, Clint McKay, Shane Harwood, Jon Holland, Darren Pattinson, Dirk Nannes.

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