James Lee Pattinson, an Australian cricketer who represents Victoria, was born on May 3, 1990. Pattinson is regarded as a hard-throwing fast bowler.
He played Test and limited-overs cricket for the Australian national team after making his Test debut in late 2011, albeit his appearances were restricted owing to back issues.
Darren Pattinson, Pattinson’s older brother, played one Test match for England. Pattinson grew up in Melbourne’s outskirts, attending Haileybury High School (Melbourne).
After making his first-class debut for the Victoria, he was offered a contract by Nottinghamshire.
James Pattinson, a strong fast bowler who punches hard with the bat, was one of Australia’s most promising prospects when he burst into Test cricket with five-wicket hauls in his first two matches in 2011, but his career has been cut short due to a series of back ailments.
He first demonstrated his early potential in one-day domestic cricket. During a match against New South Wales in 2009-10, he swung the ball impressively, with his 6 for 48 the greatest statistics ever by a Victorian in a domestic one-day game, breaking Graeme Watson’s 40-year-old record.
In 2011, he made his ODI debut against Bangladesh, and then went on to take a five-for in his Test debut against New Zealand.
However, he would only play 17 Tests in five years, as his lower back continued to break down due to repeated stress fractures.
Pattinson needed the same lower spine surgery that New Zealand goalkeeper Shane Bond had to attempt and extend his career in late 2017.
In 2018-19, he returned to the game and had a fantastic summer for Victoria. Earning him a spot in the 2019 Ashes squad.
James Pattinson, the younger brother of Darren Pattinson, who played a Test for England in 2008. He sharpened his abilities in the backyard of their Melbourne house against his much older sibling.
Unlike Darren, who was born in England, James was born in Victoria when his family immigrated to Australia. He played county cricket for Nottinghamshire for five seasons, as did his brother Darren.
Early life and career of James Pattinson
James Pattinson began his cricket career with the Dandenong Cricket Club in Victorian Premier Cricket before joining the Australian U-19 team.
He began his career as a fast bowler and can also strike the ball powerfully.
Pattinson captained Victoria in the national U-18 league as a teenager, and he also played for Australia at the 2008 U-19 World Cup. He made his first-class debut at the age of 18 in 2008.
Pattinson’s club career was highlighted by a performance against New South Wales. In which he set a new record by taking six wickets in ten overs.
However, he sustained stress fractures in his foot shortly after and was forced to miss some games near the conclusion of the season.
Pattinson’s journey to the top was steady, and he was signed by IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders for US$100,000 in 2011. However, he never actually made his IPL debut, as squad composition and injuries kept him off the spotlight for years.
In the year 2020, however, he got a fortuitous break when the Mumbai Indians and their regular bowler Lasith Malinga pulled out of the prestigious competition. Pattinson was brought in to take the role of the Sri Lankan legend.
He had been on the Australian Board’s radar for a long time before being selected to play for the squad in 2011.
He made his senior national team debut at the age of 21, making him one of Australia’s youngest cricketers ever.
On April 11, 2011, James Pattinson made his international debut in an ODI against South Bangladesh. He took one wicket and gave up 39 runs in seven overs.
His achievements in the shorter format won him a spot in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad.
Pattinson made his test debut against New Zealand on December 1, the same year he made his ODI debut. He made an impression on his debut by taking the first five wickets for New Zealand in the second innings, finishing with scores of 5 for 27.
His haul contributed to Australia’s nine-wicket victory. Pattinson made an impression in his first Test series against New Zealand, pulling up two five-wicket hauls in two games.
As a result, he was named Man of the Series. He also played in England’s 2013 Ashes series, but was forced to withdraw owing to injury.
In 2014, he returned for the last Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Which Australia won 2-1 to win the series. He was never a regular member of the limited overs formats due to his lack of conditioning.
In 2011, he demonstrated his talent by taking 6 wickets in a Boxing Day test against India.
In 2015, he returned to the Australian test team and took another five-wicket haul against the West Indies.
He bowled at a breakneck pace and was one of the few bowlers who could maintain it consistently. Pattinson has taken 81 wickets in 21 Tests.
On October 13, 2011, James made his T20 debut. In his four overs, he took one wicket and gave up 32 runs.
Since then, his limited-overs opportunities have been infrequent due to injuries that have plagued his playing career.
James Pattinson’s retirement plans to help Victoria’s newbies
James Pattinson, an Australian fast bowler, announced his retirement from international cricket. Citing fitness concerns as the reason for his absence from the Ashes series.
The 31-year-old, who has represented Australia in 21 Tests and 15 One-Day Internationals, will continue to play domestic cricket.
Pattinson had lately suffered a knee injury while participating in a Victorian intra-squad trial game.
“Leading into pre-season I really wanted to give the Ashes a crack but in the end I haven’t had the preparation I would have liked heading into the coming season,” Pattinson said as per reports on cricket.com.au.
“If I was to be part of the Ashes I would need to do myself and my teammates justice. I didn’t want to be in a position of battling with my body when you need to be 100 percent fit and ready to go at any time.
“That would not be fair to myself or the team.
“It was then I felt that instead of trying to play at the very highest level, knowing I have only got three or four years of cricket left, I would focus more on Victoria, helping the young guys develop, perhaps some cricket in England and spending more time with my family.”
After making his Test debut alongside Mitchell Starc and David Warner against New Zealand in Brisbane in December 2011, he has 81 Test wickets and 16 ODI scalps.
He last played a Test against New Zealand in Sydney in January 2020. He last played an ODI against England in Leeds in September 2015.
How much is James Pattinson worth after retirement?
James Pattinson is one of the wealthiest cricket players and one of the most popular. James Pattinson has a net worth of $1.5 million.
Pattinson debuted in the Indian Premier League in 2011 with the Kolkata Knight Riders. He played with KKR for three years, from IPL 2011 to IPL 2013.
He was replaced by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 1.5 crore in IPL 2020.
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