"Selector Trevor Hohns was at Melbourne's Junction Oval to watch the Shield final and would have likely been impressed by the performance of the once-menacing Pattinson, who has 70 test wickets at an average of 26.15."We'd love to see him (with Victoria) for every game but I think he deserves to be with the big boys as opposed to playing with us," said Victoria captain Travis Dean.Test cricket would be a big step up from the loads bowled in Shield cricket
, and Pattinson will have to get through the county season unscathed to be considered for the Ashes starting in August.
That's why they brought it into Shield cricket
so that people could identify players they probably don't see all that often, especially now with games being live-streamed," Head said.
"He did well in the Big Bash and now in four-day Sheffield Shield cricket
he has started well."
Captain Tim Paine said the omission of Marsh, one of Australia's two vice-skippers along with Josh Hazlewood, was due to a lack of consistency and he would benefit from returning to Sheffield Shield cricket
to find form again.
Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket
to be ready for a busy home summer featuring four Tests against India and two against Sri Lanka.
'Whether you're making them in T20 cricket or one day cricket or Sheffield Shield cricket
or Test cricket.
"Clearly it would be a pretty exciting time to be a batsman around (Sheffield) Shield cricket
at the moment if you're scoring hundreds, there's no doubt about that.
"Australia has (its) domestic schedule - a full round of Shield cricket
- and it's above my pay grade to sort those things.
I can only judge him on what he did in Shield cricket
, but he wasn't flustered by anything.
"I don't know how much Sheffield Shield cricket
he's looking to play in the rest of the Australian season, but it's probably not a great deal.
The successful Grove players are (from left) Helen Leadbeater, Sadie McFadzean, Anne Hollingworth, Diane Durrans and Angie Dallas plus Jackie Karimi and Gabrielle Kingham, who were not pictured 69972518 Skipper |Bert Mackay (Paddock), left, and Charlie Bradshaw (Slaithwaite) lined up with their players before the Paddock Shield cricket
I still think I've got a fair bit of work to do to prove I'm ready to have another crack at Test cricket again, but when you're not playing a lot of Shield cricket
you've just got to play as well as you can whenever you get the opportunity to play for Australia."