Born and raised in Grimsby town located in Melbourne, James Pattinson is a professional fast bowler who plays for Australia national cricket team. He is a highly skilled fast bowler who carries the calibre to single-handedly turn matches in favour of his team.His elder brother, Darren Pattinson, is also a professional cricketer who has represented England in one test match, back in 2008. There are very few examples of two brothers who have played international cricket for two different nations. James Pattinsons elder brother, Darren Pattinson, in action in his only test match he played for England.Similarly, James was also offered to play for England in 2010; however, he chose not to follow in his elder brothers footsteps. He kept playing domestic cricket, hoping to represent Australia one day.He represented Australia national under-19 cricket team in the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.He came into the limelight in 2010, when playing for his domestic team, Victoria, he achieved the best ever bowling figures (6 wickets for 48 runs) by a Victorian in domestic cricket. He broke a 40-year-old record of best bowling figures set by Graeme Watson in 1970.Australian selectors noticed his bowling performances in the domestic circuit, and consequently, handed him Australian caps for all the three cricket formats in 2011.He bagged five wickets in his maiden international test match against New Zealand.He has delivered fantastic bowling performances wherever he has played; however, his start-stop career has been plagued with injuries which have kept him off the field for the most part of his career. James Pattinsons table of injuries.IPL franchise KKR had earlier picked James to play in the IPL 2013; however, he was ruled out of that season owing to a non-cricket related medical condition. Eventually, in 2020, Mumbai Indians signed him as a replacement to Lasith Malinga, who opted out of IPL 2020 owing to personal reasons.James Pattinson is father to a premature girl. Her daughter Lilah was born six and a half weeks premature.