Sporting News – The selectors have bitten their tongues, with NSW batsman Kurtis Patterson earning a late call-up to Australia’s Test squad for the two-match Sri Lanka series, according to reports.

Summary

  • The selectors have bitten their tongues, with NSW batsman Kurtis Patterson earning a late call-up to Australia’s Test squad for the two-match Sri Lanka series, according to reports.
  • As Victorian young gun Will Pucovski (23) fell, leaving the score 4/88, it meant he and the three other Test squad members – Joe Burns (4), Matt Renshaw (7) and Marnus Labuschagne (6) had all failed to make early waves.
  • HOW THEY CAVED FOR KURTIS: Patterson’s twin tons leave Test selectors red-facedIt left the door open for Patterson and Jake Doran (102*) to leave the selectors red-faced, with neither player selected in the Test squad.
  • However, the backflip was revealed on Monday as the selectors reportedly included Patterson in the squad for the Test series, which begins at the Gabba on Thursday.
  • However, in front of national selector Greg Chappell and Australia Test captain Tim Paine, Patterson impressed at the right time.


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