Another swing bowling token selection for Headingley: Darren Pattinson. And no one seems to know much about him, excepting Australian bloggers of course. Here's Jrod on "Eyelids" and a trip down memory lane:
In conclusion, he is front on, quick enough, ex roof tiler, Dandenong
boy, seams the ball, closes his eyes, takes wickets and is a Victorian.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, his inclusion is sure to piss off a bunch of English supporters and surprise a whole lot more.
So it’s a good inclusion for everyone.
Patrick Kidd on the possible logic:
There are two possible explanations for why Darren Pattinson was called
up at short notice from Trent Bridge. 1) In these straitened times, the
selectors wanted to save on paying mileage to a bowler from a southern
club; or 2) Possibly following on from that, the selectors actually
meant to call up Darren Gough but hit the wrong number on the speed
dial. I suppose there is also a third explanation: that the selectors
have seen real promise and think he can do a job.
And to make Jrod happy, Graham Gooch railing against all things foreign in England (except his mates, of course).