Name: James Pattinson
Date of birth: 03/05/1990
International Team: Australia
Domestic Team: Melbourne Stars
Bowling Style: Right arm fast medium
Batting Style: Left-hand
Australia's pace attack may be bursting with young talent, but James Pattinson is clearly the leader of the pack.
Pattinson's impressive Test debut against New Zealand in 2011, when he picked up six wickets and a man-of-the-match award, was somewhat overshadowed by the fact Australians were still salivating over Patrick Cummins's remarkable debut against South Africa just a few weeks earlier.
However, while Cummins has yet to add to his solitary Test as he continues to battle injury, Pattinson is now one of the first names on Australia's team sheet.
That's not to say he hasn't had his own share of injury woes, missing out on most of last summer thanks to a rib problem, but he has since regained full fitness and was Australia's most threatening pace bowler on the disastrous tour of India.
A strike rate of a wicket every 43 deliveries, Pattinson was one of the gang of four dropped in India for failing to do their homework, but unlike some of the others involved, the Victorian's reputation and standing amongst the Australian public has barely diminished as a result.
The battle between Pattinson and England pace spearhead James Anderson could prove to be a defining moment of both men's careers.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||2011-2013||Innings Bowled:||23|
|Highest Score:||42||Best bowling in Innings:||5/27|
|Career Span:||2011-2014||Innings Bowled:||13|
|Highest Score:||13||Best bowling in Innings:||4/51|
Full International Career History
|Mar 1 2014||South Africa||Newlands||1||DNB|
|Jul 18 2013||England||Lord's||1||10*|
|Jul 10 2013||England||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||1||2|
|Mar 22 2013||India||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||1||30|
|Mar 2 2013||India||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||1||1*|
|Feb 22 2013||India||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium||1||15*|
|Nov 22 2012||South Africa||Adelaide Oval||1||42|
|Nov 9 2012||South Africa||Brisbane Cricket Ground||1||DNB|
|Apr 15 2012||West Indies||1||32|
|Dec 25 2011||India||Melbourne||1||18*|
|Dec 9 2011||New Zealand||Hobart||1||17|
|Dec 1 2011||New Zealand||Brisbane||1||12|
|Mar 1 2014||South Africa||Newlands||1||2/77|
|Jul 18 2013||England||Lord's||1||1/95|
|Jul 10 2013||England||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||1||3/69|
|Mar 22 2013||India||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||1||1/54|
|Mar 2 2013||India||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||1||2/80|
|Feb 22 2013||India||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium||1||5/96|
|Nov 22 2012||South Africa||Adelaide Oval||1||0/41|
|Nov 9 2012||South Africa||Brisbane Cricket Ground||1||3/93|
|Apr 15 2012||West Indies||1||1/40|
|Jan 2 2012||India||Sydney||1||4/43|
|Dec 25 2011||India||Melbourne||1||2/55|
|Dec 9 2011||New Zealand||Hobart||1||5/51|
|Dec 1 2011||New Zealand||Brisbane||1||1/64|
|Jan 24 2014||England||WACA Ground||1||4|
|Jan 19 2014||England||Sydney Cricket Ground||1||DNB|
|Sep 3 2012||Pakistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||DNB|
|Aug 31 2012||Pakistan||Sheikh Zayed Stadium||1||2*|
|Aug 28 2012||Pakistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||DNB|
|Aug 25 2012||Afghanistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||1|
|Jul 10 2012||England||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||1||13|
|Jul 7 2012||England||Emirates Durham ICG||1||8*|
|Mar 2 2012||Sri Lanka||Melbourne||1||12|
|Aug 22 2011||Sri Lanka||1||0*|
|Jan 24 2014||England||WACA Ground||1||1/63|
|Jan 19 2014||England||Sydney Cricket Ground||1||0/41|
|Sep 3 2012||Pakistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||0/50|
|Aug 31 2012||Pakistan||Sheikh Zayed Stadium||1||1/46|
|Aug 28 2012||Pakistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||3/19|
|Aug 25 2012||Afghanistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||3/46|
|Jul 10 2012||England||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||1||0/34|
|Jul 7 2012||England||Emirates Durham ICG||1||0/46|
|Mar 6 2012||Sri Lanka||Adelaide||1||1/47|
|Mar 4 2012||Sri Lanka||Brisbane||1||0/49|
|Mar 2 2012||Sri Lanka||Melbourne||1||4/51|
|Aug 22 2011||Sri Lanka||1||2/41|
|Apr 13 2011||Bangladesh||Dhaka||1||1/39|
ICC World T20 Group 2
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