James Pattinson to replace Peter Siddle for Nottinghamshire

James Pattinson will replace Peter Siddle for Nottinghamshire
James Pattinson will replace Peter Siddle for Nottinghamshire
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Australia fast bowler James Pattinson is set to feature for Nottinghamshire for the upcoming season of County Championship.

The 26-year-old's inclusion comes as a replacement for his Australian team-mate Peter Siddle, who has been ruled out with a back injury.

Pattinson, who recently made a comeback to first-class cricket picked 16 wickets in three Sheffield Shield games for Victoria and has snared 70 wickets from 17 Tests for Australia.

The Melbourne Renegades seamer will be available for all first-class and 50-over games until the end of June.

Head coach of Nottinghamshire Peter Moores said the club had no hesitation in signing Pattinson and believes his aggression will be beneficial for the Trent Bridge outfit.

"As soon as James became available as a replacement, we knew he was a great option," said Moores.

"He's got real pace and he's very aggressive, which is the way we want to play our cricket. James has the ability to swing the ball, he hits good lengths and he does it all at a good speed.

"Pace creates opportunities, so he gives us a wicket-taking option in both Championship and 50-over matches. We've seen that from him when he's played international cricket.

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