The fast bowler of the Australian Cricket Team, James Pattinson, has said that he made his debut in test match cricket a bit earlier than when he should have and that’s why he has got repeatedly injured in his test career so far.
Pattinson has been one of the most injury prone Aussie fast bowlers in the last couple of years. He has hardly played consecutive test matches in the recent past.
He had injured his back while playing in the Ashes series in England last year which kept him out of the home Ashes.
Then, he was declared fit for the tour of South Africa where he played just one test match and got injured again.
Pattinson is going through a rehabilitation programme at the moment after which he will work with a couple of coaches on his action so that he doesn’t get hit by too many injuries again in future.
According to Pattinson, his aim is to be available for selection in the Australian team for the next Ashes series which will be played on the English soil next year. If he manages to play one or two test matches before that, he will consider that as bonus.
Pattinson currently doesn’t come in Australia’s first choice test fast bowlers. Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle are ahead of him in the pecking order. But, if somebody out of these three gets injured, Pattinson would be the first in line to replace him in the playing XI provided he remains fit.
Very few people know that James Pattinson’s brother Darren Pattinson was also a cricketer and he actually represented Australia’s arch rival England in test match cricket a few years back. He played only one test for the Poms though.