James Pattinson Ruled Out Of 3rd Test
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James Pattinson Ruled Out Of 3rd Test

Ryan Harris, Ashes 2017-18, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Johnson, Bowling Trio
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James Pattinson, Australian pacer has been ruled out of the third Test against India in Sydney after he injured his ribs in a fall at his home.

James Pattinson has not played any of the 2 Test matches which is tied 1-1 in the Border-Gavaskar series so far.

James Pattinson
James Pattinson. Image Credit: IPL.

James Pattinson Sustains Injury And Ruled Out Of 3rd Test

James Pattinson sustained the injury while being on “approved leave” from the team’s hub in Melbourne following the 2nd Boxing Day Test, which India won by 8 wickets to level the series 1-1 after losing at Adelaide.

Lasith Malinga.
Lasith Malinga. Image Credit: Getty Images

James Pattinson has played 21 Tests picking 81 wickets averaging 26.33 and also featured in 15 ODIs and 4 T20Is. He played Australia A warm-up game against India where he picked 3 wickets.

In IPL 2020, he picked 11 wickets in 10 games averaging 29.09 for Mumbai Indians after replacing pacer Lasith Malinga who opted out for personal reasons.

James Pattinson’s Replacement Won’t Be Named As Australia Have Sean Abbott And Michael Neser In Squad

Both teams will be arriving in Sydney on Monday to play the New Year’s Test match which will start on January 7.

The four-match series currently stands level at 1-1 after India’s stunning comeback in the Boxing Day Test which they won by 8 wickets after losing the series-opening Pink-ball Test in Adelaide by the same margin last month.

Sean Abbott
Sean Abbott. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Australia won’t be naming a replacement for pacer James Pattinson as they already have pacers Michael Neser and Sean Abbott in the reserves.

Sean Abbott have played 2 ODIs and 7 T20Is picking up 2 and 4 wickets respectively. He has played 58 first-class games where he picked 160 wickets averaging 32.53. He played all the three T20Is against India where he picked only 1 wicket and Canberra ODI where he picked 1 wicket too. In the warm-up game, he picked 3 wickets.

Michael Neser had played only 2 ODIs so far and like Sean Abbott is yet to debut in Tests. In the warm-up game against India, he picked 4 wickets in 2 innings besides scoring 33.

Australia Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson(injured), Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

India Test squad: Virat Kohli (c) (first Test only), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma(3rd and 4th Tests), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami(injured), Umesh Yadav(injured), Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan(3rd and 4th Tests), Shardul Thakur(3rd and 4th Tests)