James Pattinson

Australia
Age
May 3, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Melbourne, Victoria
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

James Pattinson is an Australian right-arm fast bowler. He was born on 3 May 1990 in Melbourne (Victoria) and made his international debut in 2011. Pattinson was a part of Australia’s 2008 Under 19 World Cup team. Selectors took notice of him after he had made a record (beating Graeme Watson’s 40-year-old record) in Victorian One Day cricket by taking 6 wickets for 48 runs in 2009. 

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
-
Bowling
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Team played

Australia, Australia A, Nottinghamshire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Victoria, Australia Under-19, Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Prime Ministers XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
16
9
4
96
54
19.2
116
82.76
0
1
7
3
T20I
4
2
2
5
5*
-
3
166.67
0
0
1
0
Test
17
19
7
332
42
27.67
834
39.81
0
0
38
3
IPL
10
2
1
15
11
15
13
115.38
0
0
2
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
16
15
727
681
16
4/51
5.62
42.56
45.44
1
0
0
T20I
4
4
78
104
3
2/17
8
34.67
26
0
0
0
Test
17
30
3279
1831
70
5/27
3.35
26.16
46.84
4
4
0
IPL
10
10
213
320
11
2/19
9.01
29.09
19.36
0
0
0

Pattinson had a remarkable start to his international career but has been in and out of the side due to injuries. Repeated stress fractures in the lower back kept him out of the team for some time. In late 2017, he even underwent lower spine surgery. After the operation, Pattinson made a comeback in 2018 – 2019 and had an impressive summer for Victoria which helped him reserve a place in the 2019 Ashes squad.

An interesting fact about James Pattinson is that his elder brother Darren Pattinson played a Test for England in 2008. Unlike his elder brother who was born in England, James was born in Victoria after the family had migrated to Australia.

Test Career

James Pattinson made his Test debut against New Zealand at the Gabba on 1 December 2011. He had an impressive start, taking five-wicket hauls in his first two matches in 2011. In the second innings of his first Test, he took 5 wickets for 27 runs, helping Australia to win the match by nine wickets. Then, in the first innings of the second Test, he took wickets again. Pattinson took fourteen wickets in that series and was named the Man of the Series.

After that, he played against South Africa at home in 2012 and was picked for the away series against India in 2013. Pattinson also took part in the 2013 Ashes series held in England but an injury forced him out of the side. After this, he was called for the final Test against South Africa in Cape Town in 2014. Having played a few Tests in 2015 and 2016, Pattinson was back in the side only in 2019 at the time of Ashes. He last played a Test match earlier this year against New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground.

James Pattinson has so far played 21 Tests (38 innings) and has taken 81 wickets at an average of 26.33 and an economy of 3.23. He has taken 5 wickets in an innings on four occasions, while his best performance is 5 wickets for 27 runs in an innings and 8 wickets for 105 runs in a match. Talking about his batting performance, he has made 417 runs at an average of 26.06 and his highest score is 47 runs.

ODI Career

James Pattinson hasn’t got much chance in limited-overs cricket. He has played just 15 ODIs and took 16 wickets at an average of 42.56 and an economy of 5.62. His best performance in ODIs is four wickets for 51 runs.

Pattinson made his ODI debut against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium on 13 April 2011. He last played an ODI in September 2015 against England at Headingley. In ODIs, Pattinson has made 42 runs so far at an average of 10.5, while his highest score is 13 runs.

T20I Career

James Pattinson made his T20I debut against South Africa at Newlands on 13 October 2011. He has played four T20Is and taken just three wickets at an average of 34.67 and an economy of 8.0. His best performance is two wickets for 17 runs. Pattinson last played a T20I in March 2012 against the West Indies at Kensington Oval.

More About Pattinson

Pattinson has taken part in the IPL as well. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011 and 2012. For the IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians signed Pattinson after Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga had opted out due to personal reasons. Pattinson represents the Melbourne Stars in the Australian Big Bash League as well.

Moreover, Pattinson has superb first-class stats. He has played 70 first-class matches (128 innings), taking 286 wickets at an average of 22.20 and an economy of 3.12. His best performance in an innings is 6 wickets for 32 runs, while in a match his best achievement is 8 wickets for 61 runs. In first-class cricket, he took 5 wickets in an innings 11 times and 4 wickets 17 times.

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