Beefy’s joust admitted on Sky that he knows nothing about Darren Pattinson. That makes two of us! He has, however, just leapt above Hoggard, Harmison, Jones, and a host of other bowlers that would have considered themselves to be in line for a test recall at some stage.

Simon Briggs in the Telegraph provides more details, although evens Pattinson’s club coach was not particularly praising: “You’d think there would be young guys over there who’d get looked at ahead of ‘Patto’.”

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