bowler James Pattinson has an appetite for wickets
- 8th January 2014
Pattinson has urged cricket fans to dress up for Australia's
one-day clash against England at the MCG. Picture:
David Caird Source: News Limited
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injury cost him a spot in the Ashes series, Victorian
cricketer James Pattinson is ready to pounce like
a tiger at the MCG on Sunday.
Australia's five-game one-day international series
against England about to begin, the star paceman yesterday
went to great lengths to encourage fans to get into
the spirit and dress up.
NEW COSSIE FOR AUSSIE PACEMAN
bowler spent more than two hours being transformed
into part tiger, part ODI star in an exclusive Herald
Sun photo shoot.
Pattinson spent more than two hours being transformed
into a tiger. Picture: David Caird Source: News Limited
he encouraged fans on Sunday to follow his lead.
year it was fantastic seeing people dressed up as
an animal like I am, or a super hero or cartoon character,''
a players point of view there is quite a lot of talk
in the dressing rooms about the different costumes
that people are wearing in the crowd. It doesn't go
Art expert Eva Rinaldi puts the finishing touches
on James Pattinson. Picture: David Caird Source: News
said the costumes of Aussie fans in the stands could
even be a secret weapon for the home team as it hopes
to crush the old enemy in the short format of the
game in the wake of its 5-0 Ashes win.
I saw someone dressed up like this in the crowd I
would get an extra couple of yards in my bowling,''
Art expert Lynne Jamieson works on Victorian paceman
James Pattinson. Picture: David Caird Source: News
"I think a lot of the boys would be spurred on
it's a bit of fun. It's a long day at the cricket
so you've got to jazz it up every now and then.
few beers and a little bit of tiger outfit would do
the trick I think.''
tiger James Pattinson is ready to pounce the Poms.
Picture: David Caird Source: News Limited
Super Mario, Colonel Sanders and Richie Benaud are
popular dress-up choices, Pattinson suggested fans
try channelling Australian coach Darren Lehmann.
reckon if there was a few Boof's in the crowd that
would get a few laughs,'' he said.