Australia suffers a massive blow as their experienced pacer has been ruled out of the New Year Test after suffering a fall back at his home. James Pattinson, who is part of the Australian squad has suffered an injury and will not be available for the upcoming affairs.
The 30-year-old is part of the Australian side. But, he was not expected to play in the 3rd test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. The hosts have gone with the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, and Pat Cummins. And, they have done admirably well in the first couple of games. Even in the 2nd innings of the series opener, they packed the Indian batting line-up at a lowly score of 36 runs.
Australia Suffers Another Big Blow Ahead Of Sydney Test
However, this is a big blow for the 30-year-old, who could have kept his case forward for the final Test. The host players have suffered big and horrific injuries throughout the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Justin Langer has already taken a tough call by picking Will Pucovski and David Warner in the side for the upcoming Test. But, the latter has already said that if he plays in Melbourne then he might be not available for the Brisbane game.
On the other hand, Matthew Wade is eagerly waiting for the comeback of David Warner in the side. The hosts got off the mark with a bang-on performance in the four-match Test series. They won the 1st Test by 8 wickets. But, lost the next affair by 8 wickets. Now, the upcoming couple of games are going to be crucial from the perspective of both teams.
We expect David to play, so it’ll either be my opening with him or they’ll make a change. I’m not sure it’ll be me and Will (Pucovski). I’ll give myself a good chance.” Wade told reporters on Sunday.