New Delhi: Bad luck is not leaving James Pattinson whose back has again flared up as he has been ruled out of the upcoming Ashes series in Australia due to injury. It must be noted that it was a back injury that did not allow him to be a part of the Australian squad for the Test series in Bangladesh. Also Read - IPL 2020: 'Surface Doesn't Matter', Mahela Jayawardene Won't Change Mumbai Indians' Pace-Heavy Bowling Attack
Pattinson would have been in a line as far as a place in the eleven is concerned considering that Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc are ahead of him in the queue. Also Read - Can You Guess The Price of Anushka Sharma's Semi-Sheer Maternity Dress That She Wore to Attend The Ongoing IPL 2020?
An Ashes series is probably the pinnacle in the career of an Australian cricketer and while talking to Cricket.com.au, Pattinson said, “Obviously I am extremely disappointed with this setback after just getting back into a good run of playing cricket. I’m especially disappointed to miss out on the possibility to play in a home Ashes series.” Also Read - Olympians Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Could Have Been Successful IPL Players
He also added, “Over the next few weeks I will discuss all available options available to me with medical staff, to work out the best plan to prevent this from happening again.”
Australian fans would have been again left wondering on the fitness of their quicks. They have not witnessed any time when all their seamers have been available for selection.