BIG BASH LEAGUE 2018-19
Cricbuzz Staff •
The 28-year-old copped the injury during Heat’s eight-wicket defeat to Melbourne Renegades. © Getty
Brisbane Heat fast bowler James Pattinson has been ruled out of the remainder of Big Bash League with a side strain. The 28-year-old copped the injury during Heat’s eight-wicket defeat to Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba on Thursday.
Pattinson was laid low since his back surgery in November 2017 but made a strong comeback this season. His bowling in the BBL has been fast and furious, earning him four wickets in five T20 matches at an economy rate of 6.76. He was also impressive in the Sheffield Shield, picking nine wickets from four first-class games.
The injury not only upsets Heat’s plans but also Australia’s, given there have been calls to bring Pattinson into the Test side after Australia’s insipid bowling display against India.
Brisbane Heat squad (updated): Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Brendon McCullum, James Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman