Renegades sign Pattinson

2013-07-23 09:09
James Pattinson (File)
Melbourne - Hours after injured James Pattinson was ruled out of Australia's troubled Ashes campaign, the Melbourne Renegades have announced they've signed the fast bowler for the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League.

Cricket Australia released a statement on Tuesday saying that Pattinson will miss the remainder of the series after reporting hip and back soreness on the last day of the second Ashes test, which England won by 347 runs on Sunday with a day to spare to take a 2-0 lead.

Critics were already scathing of Australia's focus on limited-overs formats at the expense of Test cricket before the Renegades' ill-timed announcement that Pattinson is relishing the prospect of playing T20.

Australia, on the brink of a worst-ever, seventh straight Test defeat, is preparing for the third test against England starting August 1.

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