BBL 21-22: Scorchers tense as they work on the fitness of in-form opener Patterson

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The Perth Scorchers would be hoping to see their in-form opener Kurtis Patterson in action against the Melbourne Renegades at Marvel Stadium.

Patterson had played a brilliant knock of 78 off 48 balls that helped the Scorchers seal a 42-run win over the Hurricanes on Monday night.

It took the Scorchers back to the top of the points table as well.

But, the win caused Patterson a tight left quad injury.

Patterson’s Injury History

Patterson’s quad history has been a worry for him over some years.

The 28-year-old himself admitted about his Achilles’ Heel.

I don’t have the best (history) with my quad and it pulled up a little bit tight running between the wickets.

He also said,

We’ve got a game in a couple of days, so I thought it was the right option to play it safe.

That’s why he didn’t take the field for the second innings against the Hurricanes on Monday.

Patterson has already proved his mettle in this year’s BBL when he scored a fifty in his opening game against Brisbane Heat and followed it up with another dominant display against the Hurricanes.

If it hadn’t been for Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis who had gone to play for Australia A, Patterson wouldn’t even have been in the Perth Scorchers playing XI.

But, now with the return of the two and Patterson’s amazing show with the bat, makes it impossible to keep him out of the squad now.

I thought I was going to miss out once those guys came back.

said Patterson of Marsh and Inglis.

On the other hand, Renegades are ready to welcome back Aaron Finch and James Pattinson to their side for Wednesday’s clash.

Both of them were named to the 13 player side on Tuesday.

Some injury news from this year’s BBL

Shaun Marsh and Cameron Boyce are still not available for the Renegades because of calf injuries. However, Marsh may join them at the rear end of the tournament.

Brisbane Heat’s English import Tom Abell would also be unavailable for two to four weeks as scans revealed that has been diagnosed with a lateral ligament strain.

The good news for the Heat is that their allrounder Jack Wildermuth would return for their clash against the Adelaide Strikers on Thursday after recovering from a disc injury.

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