Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Pattinson Back to Put Brake on Lankans

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Pattinson Back to Put Brake on Lankans

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CRICKET: Test tyro James Pattinson has returned from injury into Australia's one-day squad as the national side seeks ways to rein in Sri Lanka's batsmen.

Captain Michael Clarke is also expected to return from a back injury for Friday's MCG encounter with Sri Lanka.

He and Pattinson (pictured) were both named yesterday in a 13-man squad to play the Lankans on Friday and the best-of-three finals series starting in Brisbane on Sunday.

Pattinson's return from a foot injury came at the expense of fellow quick Ryan Harris, who will instead play Sheffield Shield cricket for Queensland in a match against NSW starting tomorrow.

Harris had already been dropped from the starting XI for Clint McKay in Sunday's win over India.

The Queenslander was expensive as Sri Lanka achieved a record run-chase in Hobart in the two sides' most recent clash last Friday.

That was Sri Lanka's second straight win over Australia, with its batsmen cruising to a bonus-point victory at the SCG a week earlier. …

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