Pattinson Will Miss First Test Against Pakistan

Pattinson Will Miss First Test Against Pakistan

Pattinson Will Miss First Test Against Pakistan

The pacer will not play in Australia’s first Test versus Pakistan after receiving a one-match ban from Cricket Australia.

James Pattinson will not be available for the team in their first Test against Pakistan at Brisbane after being banned for a single match. He violated Cricket Australia’s code of conduct in his recent match.

He made a level two breach of Article 2.1.3 of Cricket Australia’s code of conduct for personal abuse of a player. On-field umpires John Ward and Shawn Craig laid the charge on the pacer during Victoria’s Sheffield Shield game versus Queensland

He was previously found guilty of two level-one code of conduct breaches last year, including his dissent towards the umpire’s call in the game against South Australia.

‘I made a mistake in the heat of the moment. Straight away I realised I was in the wrong, and I apologised immediately, both to the opponent and to the umpires’, said the Australian pacer. ‘I have done the wrong thing and accept the penalty. I'm gutted to miss a Test match, but the standards are there for a reason and the fault is mine’.

Pattinson has put the team at a disadvantage as no replacement will be called into Australia’s Test squad in their battle with Pakistan. Australia currently has -769.23 while Pakistan has 540 in the betting odds for their match on November 21st. Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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