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James Pattinson
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James Pattinson

Australia|Bowler
James Pattinson

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2020

Full Name

James Lee Pattinson

Born

May 03, 1990, Melbourne, Victoria

Age

31y 265d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

A strong fast bowler who hits the bat hard, James Pattinson was one of the most exciting prospects in Australian cricket when he burst into Test cricket with five-wicket hauls in his first two matches in 2011 but it has been a stop-start career due to a series of back injuries.

It was in one-day domestic cricket initially that he showed his early potential. In 2009-10 he swung the ball impressively during a match against New South Wales, his 6 for 48 the best figures ever by a Victorian in a domestic one-day game, breaking Graeme Watson's 40-year-old record. The national selectors certainly thought highly of his talent when they thrust him into a Cricket Australia contract in 2011 and then picked him for the Test tour of Sri Lanka when he had only six first-class matches to his name.

He made his ODI debut in Bangladesh in 2011 and then demonstrated his enormous potential by taking a five-for on Test debut against New Zealand. But he would play just 17 Tests in five years, continuing to breakdown with repeat stress fractures in the lower back. In late 2017 it got to the point where Pattinson required the same lower spine surgery that New Zealand quick Shane Bond had to try and extend his career. He returned to the game in 2018-19 and had a superb summer for Victoria which eventually led to a place in the 2019 Ashes squad.

The younger brother of Darren Pattinson, who played a Test for England in 2008, James honed his skills against his much older sibling in the backyard of their Melbourne home. Unlike the English-born Darren, James has only an Australian passport, having been born in Victoria after the family migrated. He has played county cricket for Nottinghamshire, where his brother Darren played for five seasons.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test213839632133815/278/10526.333.2248.9440
ODI1515727681164/514/5142.565.6245.4100
T20I447810432/172/1734.668.0026.0000
FC781411362369963126/328/6122.423.0843.618120
List A676633722974996/486/4830.045.2934.0420
T20555511451623615/335/3326.608.5018.7110
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2125941747*26.0697142.940044760
ODI1584421310.508052.50002030
T20I42255*-3166.66001030
FC789921171089*21.92426940.050520310230
List A6740114065414.0047984.75012811130
T205526912527*7.35120104.160075140
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James Pattinson reacts as the ball goes to the outfield
James Pattinson celebrates one of his five wickets
James Pattinson was charged with a code of conduct breach
James Pattinson exults after dismissing Steven Smith
James Pattinson has bowled 10 overs in the powerplay in six games
James Pattinson sent back a well-set Nicholas Pooran