Posted by : Admin | 23/10/2021

 

Fastest bowler James Pattinson retires from international cricket ahead of The Ashes

 

Matt Pattinson took 81 wickets in 21 Tests during a career ravaged by injury; he also played 15 limited-over internationals for Australia. He has previously played domestic cricket in England for Nottinghamshire.

 

Earlier this week, Australia fast bowler James Pattinson announced his retirement ahead of The Ashes.

 

In making his decision, Patterson believed he would not be able to press for a place in the five-Test series against England that begins on December 8 in Brisbane.

 

His injury-plagued Test career lasted 21 Tests and yielded 81 wickets at an average of 26.33, during which he took five wickets against New Zealand on debut at The Gabba in December 2011.

 

Patricians played in 15 one-day internationals and four T20 internationals between 2011 and 2015.

 

As I headed into the preseason, I wanted to give the Ashes a shot, but my preparation has not been as good as I would have liked going into the New Year.

 

"If I were selected for the Ashes, I would have to perform well for myself and my teammates.

 

I did not want to be forced into battle with my body when I needed to be 100 percent fit and ready at all times. That would not have been fair to myself or the team."

 

"At that point, I realized I didn't have much longer to play cricket, and instead of putting all my energy into the highest levels of play, I would concentrate more on Victoria, helping the young guys, playing a little in England and spending more time with my family." 

 

Having decided to retire from international cricket, Pattinson intends to enjoy the remaining three or four years of my cricket career.

 

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