Pattinson feels more pain after playing in limited overs matches
Australia pace bowler James Pattinson has announced that the growing number of limited overs matches in cricket today is responsible for shortening the career of Test bowlers due to the number of injuries they sustain.
Pattinson, who is currently representing Australia in a three-Test series against South Africa, believes that his body tends to be more painful after playing in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals.
News.com.au quoted Pattinson as saying: “I tend to get sorer when I do play one-day cricket because you’re trying different balls, you’re coming wide of the crease, you’re trying to bowl slower balls. And your action changes when you do that, you go out there and bowl four overs (in short games) at extreme pace and you’re trying all those things, it does have an impact on the body when it’s not used to doing that sort of stuff.”
Pattinson, currently 22, has already sustained a number of injuries in his international career and was shocked to see his fellow team-mate Pat Cummins being ruled out of action for almost a year with a stress fracture in his lower back.
“It’s shocking news. Everyone forgets how young he actually is. He’s 19, he’s playing Test cricket, he’s bowling 150 (km/h). I was in the same position as him at 19, I had a couple of stress fractures,” Pattinson added.