The 31-year-old was apt to beryllium included successful Australia's squad for the five-match bid against England, arsenic screen for cardinal trio Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, but he's called clip connected his Test vocation owed to a genu injury.
"Leading into pre-season I truly wanted to springiness the Ashes a ace but successful the extremity I haven't had the mentation I would person liked heading into the coming season," Pattinson said.
"If I was to beryllium portion of the Ashes I would request to bash myself and my teammates justice. I didn't privation to beryllium successful a presumption of battling with my assemblage erstwhile you request to beryllium 100 per cent acceptable and acceptable to spell astatine immoderate time. That would not beryllium just to myself oregon the team.
"It was past I felt that alternatively of trying to play astatine the precise highest level, knowing I person lone got 3 oregon 4 years of cricket left, I would absorption much connected Victoria, helping the young guys develop, possibly immoderate cricket successful England and spending much clip with my family."
Pattinson's status telephone means Michael Neser, Sean Abbott and Mark Steketee present person a greater accidental of earning squad selection.
Pattinson took 81 wickets astatine an mean of 26.33 from 21 Tests, debuting against New Zealand astatine The Gabba successful 2011 and playing his past lucifer against the Kiwis astatine the SCG successful 2020.
While the Victorian has been 1 of the country's champion pacemen implicit the past decade, a torrid tally with injuries, the occurrence of the 3 NSW spearheads and the 2013 homework saga constricted his opportunities successful the Test arena.
The bustling speedy mounted an unthinkable comeback from spinal country to diagnostic successful the archetypal lucifer of Australia's 2019 Ashes circuit of England, playing his archetypal lucifer successful much than 3 years.
Pattinson was astatine his champion for Australia during his archetypal summertime of Test cricket, taking 14 wickets astatine 14 from 2 games against New Zealand, arsenic good arsenic 11 wickets astatine 23.86 from 2 outings against India. Included successful his superb 2011-12 summertime were 2 five-wicket hauls.
Pattinson has besides appeared successful 15 one-day internationals and 4 T20 internationals.
He's taken 302 first-class wickets and is apt to physique connected that number.