MELBOURNE: Right-arm Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has been ruled out of the third Test of the ongoing four-match series against India due to bruised ribs. "Fast bowler James Pattinson has been ruled out of our Australian squad for the third #AUSvIND Vodafone Test with bruised ribs," Cricket Australia said in a statement on Monday.
According to a report in cricket.com.au, Pattinson injured himself in a fall at his property. He was on approved leave following the second Test played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when he fell at his home and suffered bruised ribs.
"He will not be replaced in the squad and will be assessed further ahead of the Brisbane Test match," Cricket Australia further said. IANS