Pace bowler James Pattinson is set to resume from a rib
injury in the one-day series against Sri Lanka in January,
Cricket Australia's team physio Alex Kountouris said yesterday.
Pattinson broke down during last month's second Test against
South Africa in Adelaide but was able to train with
Australia's Test squad at the MCG nets yesterday morning.
"James is making good progress from the rib injury he
sustained against South Africa," Kountouris said.
"He has resumed bowling and building up his bowling workloads
to be available for the series against Sri Lanka."
The five-match ODI series starts on January 11 at the MCG.
Pattinson has a tremendous record in his seven-Test career of
31 wickets at an average of 22.09 and the 22-year-old is a
key part of Australia's plans for the 2013 Ashes tour.
Allrounder John Hastings, who made his Test debut in Perth
last month against South Africa before being rested from Big
Bash League games for Melbourne Stars because of a back
injury, is also returning to full fitness.
"John has recovered from the back injury. He is preparing to
play in the (BBL) for the Melbourne Stars later this week,"
The Stars' next BBL game is in Adelaide against the Strikers
on December 27.