The 25 year old was called up to the squad for the day-night Adelaide Oval match yesterday  as a replacement for Mitchell Johnson who retired at the end of the drawn second Test in Perth a say earlier.
Victoria state coach David Saker, however voiced concerns in the Sydney Morning Herald today that Pattinson might not be ready for the rigors of a Test match after a long period battling back injuries.
Pattinson who played the last of his 13 Tests in South Africa in March last year, said that he was a bit surprised by his call-up but was ready to go if he got the nod.
"People who know me know that I go 100 miles an hour all the time (and) if I get injured I get injured," the right-arm speedster told reporters at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today.
"All I can do is prepare the best I can go out there and whatever happens, happens. I feel like I'm hitting the bat pretty hard and the ball's coming out quite well. I've played two (Sheffield) Shield games now and bowled over 40 overs in both, so I'm feeling good, I'm relaxed and really looking forward to it," he added.

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