Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has been ruled out of the upcoming Sydney Test against India, Cricket Australia confirmed through a statement on Monday. The bowler injured his ribs after falling at home.
Fast bowler James Pattinson has been taken out of the injured ribs in the third #AUSvIND Vodafone Test with our Australian squad. He will not be given a place in the squad and will be assessed ahead of the Brisbane Test match, ”the Australian Cricket Board said in the statement.
After Pattinson dropped out of the Test match of the four-match series, Michael Naser has only Sean Abbott to compete for a spot in the playing XI. The all-rounder was seen doing duty several times during the second Test in Melbourne as an option.
Pattinson last took three wickets in the opening Test of the series in a tour match against India.
He has taken 81 wickets in 21 dismissals for Australia at an average of 26.33 and last played in a Test against New Zealand in January.
The 30-year-old Pattinson was not in the playing eleven in the first two Tests and was not likely to hit the third match as well as Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon. Bowling attack.
(With PTI inputs)
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