Between Innings Action Change Helped Pattinson Produce Five

Between Innings Action Change Helped Pattinson Produce Five,James Pattinson says a between-innings change to his bowling action was behind the five-wicket haul that fired Australia to victory in the first test against West Indies on Saturday and cemented his place in the side for the rest of the series. The 25-year-old Victorian had mustered up mediocre first innings figures of 0-68 in his first test in 18 months after returning from back and hamstring problems to replace the injured Mitchell Starc in the side.

Between Innings Action Change Helped Pattinson Produce Five

After West Indies were forced to follow-on however he ditched the action designed to protect him from the back injuries that have blighted his 14-test career and took 5-27 in eight overs. I just ran in and wanted to bowl fast like I did when I first came on the scene Pattinson who took five-wicket hauls in his first two tests in 2011, told reporters in Hobart on Sunday.

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Between Innings Action Change Helped Pattinson Produce Five

Pattinson ditches new action to destroy Windies

It’s hard because when you run in and bowl you dont want to be thinking about your action. I’ve made the change to try and stop injuries but now that I’m back in the team and I’m a bit older, hopefully my body will hold up and I can go back a little bit to where I was when I first started playing.

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Because that’s when I think I’m bowling my best. Pattinson is one of a string of Australian bowlers whose workload and action have been carefully managed to try to protect them from the long-term back problems that can afflict young pacemen. The right-armer said, however, that the new action did not allow him to produce the sort of swing that made him such a threat to batsmen when he burst onto the scene four years ago.

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