No better challenge than India`s batting: James Pattinson

Updated: Dec 10, 2011, 15:28 PM IST

Melbourne: Australian pace sensation James Pattinson can`t wait for the four-Test series against India later this month as he feels there is no better challenge for him than their famed batting line-up.

"That`s the pinnacle, the Boxing Day Test. When I was young I would go every year. So to be out there playing is going to be a dream come true - if I get the chance," Pattinson said referring to the first Test on December 26.

"And against India - there is no better challenge than their batsmen," he told `Fox Sports`.

The 21-year-old Pattinson has had a sensational debut grabbing a five-wicket haul in each of his first two Tests, a feat last accomplished by an Aussie pacer, Rodney Hogg, in 1978.

Several of Pattinson`s pace colleagues, including teen sensation Pat Cummins, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson, are out of action due to injuries which makes India a bigger challenge for him.