Former West Indies pacer Patterson Thompson’s career was such that he remained out of the team for nearly 6 months after playing his first Test. Only 2 Test matches played in his career.
- Former West Indies pacer Patterson Thompson lured 17 runs in the first over of his debut test
- Patterson could play only 2 Tests and 2 ODIs in his career.
- Patterson went to play the first match of his international career on April 19, 1996
- Patterson took 5 wickets in his Test career and 2 wickets in ODI career.
Any player wants to do wonders in his debut match so that he gets more opportunities ahead but if someone performs poorly in the first match then it becomes difficult for him. One such former cricketer is Patterson Thompson of the West Indies.
Former Pacer Patterson made his Test debut against New Zealand on this day i.e. 19 April but his performance in this match was so bad that he remained out of the team for almost 6 months and could play only 2 Test matches in his career.
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Born in Barbados, Patterson went on to play the first match of his international career on 19 April 1996 against New Zealand in Bridgetown. In this match, Patterson took 4 wickets but took 17 runs in his first over. After bowling 8 overs in the second over and 8 overs in the first innings, conceded 58 runs with 2 wickets. 19 innings were scored in this innings.
He bowled 14 overs in the second innings but conceded 77 runs and took 2 wickets. In the very next Test, he was replaced by leg-spinner Rajinder Dhanraj in the team. He got a chance to play the next Test against Australia in January 1997 and there he took 1 wicket for 80 runs in 16 overs.