Former Australia pacer James Pattinson has decided to end his Victoria career, with the pacer opting out of the 2022-23 season just two days before Wicks’ opener.
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Decided to ‘mutually terminate’ her contract with injuries. James has timed his career with Victoria as his body has repeatedly suffered heavy injuries.
Pattinson, who retired from international cricket last October, has “mutually terminated” the final year of his Cricket Victoria contract but is yet to officially take off his shoes.
The 32-year-old informed Cricket Victoria of her desire to spend more time with her young family and take an extended break from the sport to allow her body to recover after playing for Nottinghamshire in the English County Championship.
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The right-handed batsman, who took 81 wickets at 26.33 in 21 Tests for Australia, has not played a professional match since 26 July and was releasing by Nottinghamshire last month at their request for fitness and family reasons.
He had rediscovered some of his best forms during his stint with Notts, taking 33 wickets, and is still one of the top 12 wicket-takers in Division Two.
Pattinson’s last match for Victoria was the final round of last summer’s Sheffield Shield season, where he scored 3-96.
But a week later he was ruling out of the final against Western Australia due to a calf injury.
Graham Manau, CV’s general manager of cricket performance. Said Pattinson was one of Australian cricket’s fiercest competitors.
“His ability to inspire his teammates with his exceptional skill level is something we will miss,” Manou said.
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“We wish James all the best as he takes this time to prioritize his family and his health.
“James knows he will always be welcoming around CityPower Center and we will continue to support him as he makes a difference in life beyond cricket.”
The departure of Pattinson and the possible inclusion of Scott Boland in Australia’s Test squad for their tour of India in February-March will make a huge difference in experience in Victoria’s fast bowling stocks this season.
Talented young fast bowlers Mitch Perry (16 first-class matches). And Will Sutherland (21 first-class matches) will have to shoulder the responsibility.
While it also opens the door to more opportunities for fellow young pacers Cameron McClure, and Brody Couch. Zak Evans, and Sam Elliot.
Victoria began their season on Friday with a Marsh One-Day Cup match against NSW at Junction Oval.