JAMES PATTINSON

  • Australian pacer Harris, Pattinson in doubt for Pakistan series May 6, 2014

    Sydney: Australian pace spearhead Ryan Harris is unlikely to make the trip to the United Arab Emirates in October for the Test series against Pakistan, bowling coach Craig McDermott said Tuesday. The 34yearold quick underwent surgery on his knee in March after battling through the pain barrier to see his country...
  • Australia to bounce all the world's tailenders: coach March 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's pace attack terrorised England's lower order batsmen with short-pitched bowling during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash and all Test sides can expect the same treatment, according to coach Darren Lehmann. "That (bouncing the tailenders) was one of the things that once made the West Indies so threatening, and they bowled...
  • 3rd Test: Graeme Smith fails as South Africa battle to avoid defeat March 4, 2014

    Cape Town: Graeme Smith's international cricket career came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when South Africa's captain was dismissed for 3 as Australia moved to within six wickets of victory on day four of the third and decisive Test. South Africa, set 511 to win, were 71 for 4 at...
  • England aim for better show in ODIs after Ashes drubbing January 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia have left out paceman James Pattinson for Sunday's opening oneday international with England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Skipper Michael Clarke named the side at his prematch media conference on Saturday and said Nathan CoulterNile and Clint McKay would share the new ball. Pattinson's absence comes as Australia rest their...
  • Warner, Pattinson in Australia squad for England ODIs December 31, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia recalled Ashes destroyer David Warner and Test captain Michael Clarke, adding power and class to the oneday squad unveiled Tuesday to face England in the first three of five matches. "David Warner has won back his place in the Australia ODI squad with his outstanding recent form," said...
  • Australian pace trio work way back under Lillee December 19, 2013

    Sydney: Australian pace trio James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are in training under Test great Dennis Lillee as they work their way back to full fitness from injury, a report said Thursday. Australia have already wrestled back the Ashes without their services, but plans are in place to gradually...
  • Don't 'drink and tweet' says contrite Harris December 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke pledged to celebrate first and worry about whitewashing England later after winning back the Ashes on Tuesday, and his team did their skipper proud at a party at a Perth casino hosted by Shane Warne. Already well lubricated following their 150run triumph at the WACA which...
  • Australia pacer James Pattinson returns to action November 29, 2013

    Australia paceman James Pattinson will make a tentative return to competitive cricket when he lines up for Melbourne club Dandenong this weekend, raising his hopes of taking part in the Ashes after being sidelined with a back injury. "We can confirm he is returning as a batsman only at this stage....
  • James Pattinson hopes to be back for Boxing Day Test November 19, 2013

    Australia's fast bowling stocks got some welcome news on Tuesday after James Pattinson suggested he could be fit in time for matches later in the Ashes series against England. The first Ashes Test, where the visitors will begin their quest for a fourth successive series victory, begins on Thursday at the...
  • Injured Australia quick Pattinson eyes third Ashes Test October 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler James Pattinson is recovering from his back injury ahead of schedule and is targeting the third Test in Perth in a boost for the hosts' hopes of wresting the Ashes back from England. Australia suffered a litany of injuries in the first of backtoback Ashes series, which...
  • Clarke, Pattinson injury worries for Australia October 3, 2013

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke says there is no guarantee he will play in the first Ashes Test against England in November, while fast bowler James Pattinson says he could miss at least two matches in the fiveTest series. Clarke, who withdrew from Australia's limitedovers team for India earlier this week...
  • 4th Test, day 2: Nathan Lyon leaves India in a spin, leading by just four March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: After three onesided matches, the fourth and final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla threw up the most engrossing day of the series as Australia, inspired by Nathan Lyon, made a total of 262 appear a lot more. Lyon, Peter Siddle and James Pattinson had extended Australia's overnight...
  • Mickey Arthur defends decision to drop players March 22, 2013

    Australia coach Mickey Arthur has again defended his decision to drop four players for the third test against India for disciplinary reasons. Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja were suspended for failing to respond to a request from management to suggest ways to improve the Australia team. "If...
  • India aim to extend 16-year unbeaten streak at Mohali March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium at Mohali hosts the third Test this week as India chase a series win over Australia and seek to extend their 16-year unbeaten run in the city. India, ranked No. 4 in the ICC Test rankings, start firm favorites to win the...
  • 'Attitude' problem behind sackings: Mickey Arthur March 13, 2013

    Sydney: Australia coach Mickey Arthur said a team culture including unacceptable "back-chat" and "attitude" forced him to controversially axe four players for the next Test in India. The move to suspend vice-captain Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson has polarised opinion in Australia, with commentators calling it one...
  • Australia right to ban players, says Shane Bond March 12, 2013

    Former New Zealand paceman Shane Bond has come out in support of the Australian team management's decision to axe four players from the next Test of the ongoing tour of India, saying it will reap long-term rewards for the side. Team's vice-captain Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja...
  • Applause and brickbat for Arthur on bold sacking decision March 12, 2013

    Melbourne: Coach Mickey Arthur has received applause from a section of Australian media while a few experts pilloried him for the "nonsense" decision to axe four players from the side on disciplinary ground. The majority of the Australian cricket fraternity has also criticised Arthur for the stunning move, but the...
  • Our slip-up was disrespectful to coach, captain: James Pattinson March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Australian fast bowler James Pattinson on Tuesday admitted that initially he did not take his axing from the Test side well but has come to realise that severe punishment was essential for not following the team's ethos and letting his team-mates down. Pattinson, Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and...
  • Australian media backs axing of 'infamous four' March 11, 2013

    Melbourne: The Australian media on Monday backed the team management's decision to suspend four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, ahead of the third Test against India, saying the "infamous four deserve no sympathy for their feckless disregard for the team ethos and culture". The majority of the Australian cricketing fraternity may...
  • Gilchrist advises Aussie players to take their minds off cricket March 11, 2013

    Melbourne: The Australian players might have been better served by chilling out a bit during the eight-day break before the third Test against India, feels former great Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist was at the helm when Australia triumphed in the Indian sub-continent in 2004, the first time in 40 years, and...
  • 'Off-field stuff' also led to players' sacking, says Michael Clarke March 11, 2013

    Mohali: Australian captain Michael Clarke Monday defended the team management's decision to suspend four players including vice-captain Shane Watson for the third Test stating that it's "not just about one incident" but also about "off-field stuff" which has been unacceptable. "I want the public and the media to understand. Don't get...
  • Axing players can't happen without CA backing: Chappell March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Former skipper Ian Chappell on Monday indicated that the expulsion of four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, ahead of the third Test against India wouldn't have been possible without the "assistance and blessings" of Cricket Australia. In an unprecedented move, Australia axed Watson and three other key players -...
  • Twitterview: Australian cricketers react to the four players being axed March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Several former and Australian cricket players took to Twitter on Monday in reaction to news that four current members of the touring Australia part had been removed from the squad for this week's third Test. Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja were axed from the...
  • Shane Watson pulls out of tour, mulls Test career March 11, 2013

    Mohali: Australia's already troublesome tour of India has gone from bad to worse in a matter of hours with news that allrounder Shane Watson has pulled out of the tour following his removal from the squad for this week's third Test. Watson was one of four players axed from the...
  • 3rd Test: Australia axe Watson, Pattinson, Johnson, Khawaja March 11, 2013

    Mohali: Australia's preparations for the third Test at Mohali starting Thursday have been thrown into disarray with news that four leading players have been omitted from the team owing to disciplinary reasons. Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja have been dropped from the squad for the Mohali...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 March 4, 2013

    The two centurions put on 294 for the second wicket to deflate Australia and put India firmly in command at the end of two day in Hyderabad. Vijay and Pujara had been joined at the fall of Virender Sehwag for 6 in the third over of Peter Siddle's first spell (7-2-16-1)...