Australia include in-form batsman Patterson for Sri Lanka Tests

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In-form Kurtis Patterson was added to Australia’s squad on Monday for the upcoming Checks in opposition to Sri Lanka as selectors attempt to repair a batting line-up that failed to fireplace throughout the dwelling Checks in opposition to India.

The 25-year-old New South Wales batsman scored back-to-back centuries for a Cricket Australia XI in Hobart final week.

Nationwide selector Trevor Hohns mentioned Patterson had been “pushing his case for choice for a while”.

“Now we have been asking batters across the nation to attain a whole bunch in the event that they need to be thought of for choice. Given Kurtis’ constant performances for NSW and his two unbeaten centuries in final week’s tour match in opposition to our upcoming opponent, Sri Lanka, we consider he deserves to be added to the Check squad,” Hohns added in an announcement.

The hosts had a poor Check collection with the bat in opposition to India and no Australian reached triple figures at dwelling in a collection of 4 Checks or extra for the primary time since 1882-83.

The primary Check — a day-nighter — begins Thursday in Brisbane. The second shall be performed in Canberra.




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