James Pattinson included in Australian team, Nathan Coulter-Nile left out

Pattinson will join Adelaide Test man-of-the-match Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle in the new-ball attack.

AFP| Updated: Dec 09, 2015, 09:02 AM IST
James Pattinson included in Australian team, Nathan Coulter-Nile left out

James Pattinson was named in the Australia team on Wednesday to play the first Test against the West Indies in Hobart, with Nathan Coulter-Nile missing out.

Pattinson, who played the last of his 13 Tests against South Africa in March 2014, comes into the side for the injured Mitchell Starc after recovering from chronic back and hamstring issues.

He will join Adelaide Test man-of-the-match Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle in the new-ball attack.

"I think he has played enough, he has been bowling really well, he deserves his chance," captain Steve Smith said of Pattinson.

"He just needs to go out and do what he does well. He is similar to Hazlewood the way he bowls. Hopefully those two can lead the attack well."

But there was no place in the 11 for Western Australia quick Coulter-Nile, who was included in the initial 12-man squad despite not playing any domestic Sheffield Shield matches so far this summer because of a shoulder injury.

Australia - David Warner, Joe Burns, Steve Smith (capt), Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh, Peter Nevill, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon

12th man: Nathan Coulter-Nile