James Lee Pattinson (born 3 May 1990) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Victoria, and for the Australia national cricket team. After making his Test cricket debut in late 2011, he has been in and out of the Australian test team a number of times. In the 2019 Ashes series, he returned to the Test team after a 3 and a half year absence.
Pattinson in January 2010
|Full name||James Lee Pattinson|
|Born||3 May 1990|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Relations||Darren Pattinson (brother)|
|Test debut (cap 424)||1 December 2011 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||22 August 2019 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 188)||13 April 2011 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||11 September 2015 v England|
|ODI shirt no.||19|
|T20I debut (cap 52)||13 October 2011 v South Africa|
|Last T20I||30 March 2012 v West Indies|
|T20I shirt no.||19|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 13 October 2019
Pattinson's elder brother is Darren Pattinson, who played for England in one Test match. Although born in England, Darren Pattinson grew up in Melbourne's outer suburbs. He made his first-class debut for the Victorian Bushrangers and consequently won a contract with Nottinghamshire. Pattinson's girlfriend is Kayla Dickson, Tory Dickson's sister. They went to school together and have been together since 2012.
On 23 December 2009, Pattinson broke the record for Victorian One Day cricket by taking 6 for 48 off 10 overs with 1 maiden, despite his efforts Victoria still lost to NSW at the SCG.
On 9 January 2011, Pattinson was picked up by IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders for US$100,000 to play for them in IPL 2012.
Pattinson was named in the Australian ODI squad for its tour of Bangladesh in April 2011. He made his ODI debut in the third and final match of the series and took the wicket of Imrul Kayes. Pattinson joined the Australian Test squad for the 2011 tour to Sri Lanka, but did not play a Test.
Pattinson made his Test debut in the 2011/12 home series against New Zealand, in the first Test in Brisbane on 1 December 2011. He took 5 wickets for 27 runs in the second innings of his debut Test and helped Australia to a nine-wicket win, then took five wickets in the first innings of the second test, and was named Man of the Series, with fourteen wickets at an average of 14.00 across the two tests. He won another Man of the Match award in his next Test, the 2011 Boxing Day Test against India, with match figures of 6/108 and 55 runs. but he wasn't included in Australia's squad for the 2012 T20 World Cup.
Before the 3rd Test against India in March 2013, Australia dropped Pattinson, along with Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja following a breach of discipline. Michael Clarke, the captain, revealed that the extreme step had been taken as a result of repeated infractions which led to Watson flying back home and contemplating Test retirement. Former players reacted with astonishment at the harsh decision taken by the team management.
Pattinson later returned to the Australian Test team during the West Indies tour of Australia in December 2015. In his first Test match back, Pattinson achieved his fourth five wicket haul, taking 5/27, which equaled his previous best bowling figures. He also reverted to his old bowling action, which gives him more control and pace that touches close to 150 km/h, but at a risk of re-injuring his back.
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