Cricket World Cup South Africa v West Indies Cricket Shield SA v TAS Cricket NSW v WA Cricket VIC v QLD
Search
The home of Baggygreen.com.au
Bumbling cricketers blow wicket chanceBumbling cricketers blow wicket chance Keeper pulls off amazing double saveKeeper pulls off amazing double save UAE stumped by luck of the IrishUAE stumped by luck of the Irish
advertisement
Most popular articles
$10,000 up for grabsSign-up for NRL, AFL
and Rugby tipping
51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..51 year old Shamrock books clash with YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice. No, seriously..In his first official statement since testing positive to steroids yesterday, UFC superstar Anderson Silva plans to fight the 'allegations' against him. UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsUFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - preview and staff predictionsWhen former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids today, his entire legacy as a prize fighter was called into question. Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 Aussie Richy Walsh intent on 'damaging' former male-model Jouban at UFC 184 Anderson Silva's doctor has said that the former UFC champion denies taking performance enhancing drugs, and wants to be tested again. Is UFC champion Ronda Rousey MMA's Mike Tyson? Is UFC champion Ronda Rousey MMA's Mike Tyson? Busted for PEDS today, you won't believe what former UFC champ Anderson Silva told Jon Jones (who recently tested positive to cocaine) at UFC 183. Watch: UFC 184 embedded series and extended previewWatch: UFC 184 embedded series and extended previewThe MMA world is in shock after UFC 183 headliners Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both tested positive to banned substances. Fighter reactions here. Ronda Rousey sizzles as MMA's first SI swimsuit modelRonda Rousey sizzles as MMA's first SI swimsuit modelBoth Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz have failed drug tests following UFC 184. Silva tested positive for an anabolic steroid, while Diaz tested for marijuana.
Wide World of Sports TV partners
Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.
Aussies don't plan sledging: Pattinson
Steve Larkin
12:36 AEST Mon Nov 19 2012

Australia's cricketers don't go in with a plan to sledge, it just comes naturally, says aggressive paceman James Pattinson.

The 22-year-old quick says the perception Australia plan to ruffle South African batsmen with verbal attacks is wrong.

"It's not really spoken much about in the inner sanctum of the team," Pattinson told reporters on Monday.

"It's just one of those things that happens when you get out there.

"If you can see a way in by sledging someone when you're out there then definitely, by all means it's probably a good thing.

"But one thing we don't do is purposely go out there and say we're going to get in the ear of this batsman or that batsman."

Pattinson said his sledging of Proteas captain Graeme Smith in the drawn series opener in Brisbane wasn't premeditated.

The fast bowler claimed Smith's wicket in the second innings after a sustained verbal attack.

"I don't whether it was the sledging because Smith is a pretty cool customer and has been around for quite a while, whether it was just good bowling or whether it was something else," he said ahead of the second Test in Adelaide starting Thursday.

"The one thing going into Brisbane, we didn't have a plan to go out there and give them stuff.

"When you go out there and purposely try and do stuff like that, then sometimes it does backfire. It's all about reading the conditions, reading what is happening in the game and then going from there."

Pattinson claimed five wickets in the Brisbane Test from 53 overs, with no Australian bowling more in the match.

But the Victorian, who missed chunks of past series with injury, said his body held up fine amid the heavy workload.

"I have got no soreness in my body so I want to keep playing. I don't want to get rested," he said.

"I suppose there will come a time when I have a high workload and it looks like I will probably need to get rested, as we have spoken about.

"I put the faith in the medical staff's hands and if they think it's a good idea for me to get rested for one Test then so be it."