Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Surprising everyone, he announced his retirement before the Ashes series. James Pattinson was just 31 years old and was doing well in red ball cricket. The main reason for his retirement is a knee injury. . James Pattinson has been one of Australia’s best fast bowlers in the past decade. He created panic in his Test debut by taking 5 wickets.
Due to injury, he was not able to play regularly in the team. The recovery of bowlers like Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood was also the main reason for them not playing regular Tests. James Pattinson played 21 test matches for Australia. In these 21 test matches, he took 81 wickets. During this, he achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets 4 times. He has confirmed that he will not play Test cricket any more. He played some good innings for Australia down the order.
Apart from Test cricket, James Pattinson played 15 ODIs and four T20 Internationals. In these matches, Pattinson took 16 and 3 wickets. He recently told the Cricket Australia website that as you get older, the most difficult thing is that you want to enjoy cricket even more, you put your full attention on playing cricket for Australia, but he doesn’t want to play any game. It doesn’t end at any place. After Pattinson left Test cricket, Australia’s team for the Ashes can now find a place in Michael Neser, Sean Abbott or any other fast bowler.