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Injured James Pattinson ruled out of BBL

ANI  |  Melbourne [Australia] 

In a major blow to Heats, Australian pacer has been ruled out of the ongoing (BBL) due to a side strain.

The 28-year-old sustained the during Brisbane's match against Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba on Thursday which the home side lost by eight wickets.

Before the start of the BBL, the right-arm bowler had said that his aim is to be able to play in and join the Australian Test trio Mitchell Starc, and

"To not have been available to play in a Test series together so far is a bit disappointing. We always talk about how good it would be to play together, so that's another driving factor, to get up back with them," Pattinson told

"You hear the about the 'Big Three' and you think, two years ago it was the 'Big Four'. You think about how good that bond could be if we could get it all together, and we could rotate through Test matches," he added.

Pattinson played a total of five matches in the ongoing season of the BBL with a wicket count of four.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 10:10 IST