Australia’s fiery fast bowler James Pattinson has been ruled out of the Big Bash League 2018-19. The fast bowler has been ruled out of the complete league due to a side strain. In fact, Pattinson has been troubled by injuries throughout his career. The fast bowler was injured during his franchise, Brisbane Heat’s match against Melbourne Renegades, which Heat lost by eight wickets.
Meanwhile, James Pattinson is in good form in the recent past. Pattinson had scalped five wickets in the four matches of the ongoing Big Bash League.
Furthermore, the lanky fast bowler had bowled with an economy rate of 6.76. Thus, Pattinson is once again unfortunate to miss out with an injury. Pattinson had recently made a comeback after he last played in the Australian colours in November 2017.
Meanwhile, Pattinson’s injury is not only a big blow for the Brisbane Heat but also Australia. The Australian pace battery had lacked the spark in the recently completed Test series against India. Thus, Pattinson was on the radar of the Australian selectors.
On the other hand, Brisbane Heat is in the bottom half of the points table. The Chris Lynn-led side has won only two matches of the six games they have played to sit at the penultimate position in the points table.
Thus, there are low chances that Heat will qualify for the playoff stages. Heat will need to pull up their socks to stay afloat in the tournament.
Here is the updated squad of Brisbane Heat:
Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Brendon McCullum, James Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.