James Pattinson’s decision to retire from international cricket came as no great surprise to his coach from Victoria and to his former Australian teammate Chris Rogers, who had felt the speedy bowler struggling for motivation over the long months. of winter.
Pattinson was expected to be under the Ashes, but he struggled with a knee injury the preseason.
And called for an end to a test run in which, when his body allowed, he often used his destructive abilities with 81 lands shown in 26.33. At home, his numbers were even more impressive with 49 wickets out of 11 games at 21.87.
“He’s been through so much in his career,” Rogers said. “He has played through pain a lot of the time and that wears you down. You get a little bit older and your motivation starts to change. He’ll be thinking about his family and life after cricket.
“We’ve known [each other] for a little while. We’ve observed him closely over this pre-season. When you have a caged lion in the depths of winter in the indoor center trying to get motivated you can sense something is a little bit amiss. We probably felt there were a few questions marks about what he would do and he’s made the decision.”
Rogers played three tests alongside Pattinson.
Pattinson will continue to play state and BBL cricket and also hinted that he would return to county cricket next season. Victoria also has several young bowlers that Pattinson is happy to mentor her to.
Nick Cummins, the Cricket Victoria CEO, said: “Throughout his career, he has consistently challenged the very best batters in the world. James‘ journey has included injury hurdles and setbacks, which he has shown the determination to fight his way back from. He always took great pride in representing his country and was the ultimate competitor every time he stepped on the field for Australia.”
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