Australia is struggling to turn the tables and avoid a 4th straight series loss to the English team, with quick bowler James Pattinson recently conceding he could possibly skip the whole series. As per the Sydney Morning Herald, with Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins gone from the Ashes and Jackson Bird also under a cloud, Australia`s quick bowling stocks are going to be examined even further with James Pattinson`s return date up in the air.
When fast bowler broke down after the Lord`s Test in July, authorities were hoping he`d recovered from the stress fractures in his back in time for the initial Test in Brisbane, the report said. On the other hand, James Pattinson states that`s out of the question, and the best-case scenario would be a return to the 3rd Test at the WACA in December, the report included.
James Pattinson said that the last thing he wants is that the injury happens yet again and he doesn’t want to push his body too much.