James Pattinson has announced his retirement at 31. He has announced his retirement from Test cricket immediately. The early end to the fast bowler’s career has come as a shock to all cricketer clans. At 31 Pattinson played 21 Tests for Australia over a span of 10 years. He made his debut against New Zealand in 2011. Also, played his last match against the same rival in 2019. The Australian confirmed that Pattinson had asked the selectors. In not consider him for the Ashes. However, some sources suggested that better results. At the domestic level may lead to a change of heart.
James has had a career damaged by repeated injuries and fierce competition. With Starc, Cummins, and Hazlewood in the prime form for much of the last few years. Pattinson did not get many opportunities to showcase his ability in the matches. After that, he was trying to recover from a knee injury. It was hoping to be fit in time for the Ashes. However, this recent update means we may not see the exciting fast bowler representing Australia.
James Pattinson had revealed earlier this year. He will be giving the Test match spot a final go in the upcoming season. If he failed to succeed, he planned to call time on his Test career. Also, to enjoy the domestic series.
“The hardest part as you get older is that you want to try and enjoy your cricket as well. You put all your attention into playing cricket for Australia and at some stage, that finishes,” James Pattinson said.
“Lastly, this year is a big one for me if I can crack in and try and get an opportunity at the Test level. If not then I probably wouldn’t mind just looking to try and enjoy my cricket somewhere towards the back-end of my career,” Pattinson told Cricket Australia’s website.
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