Siddle claims constant fast bowling shuffles won't hurt Oz

Sydney, Dec 22(ANI): Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle has claimed the constant changes in team's new ball attack is not a concern for the Test team, saying whosoever has made into the squad performed his duties well.

After altering the entire three-man pace attack from the second to third Tests against South Africa, then making two more changes for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Hobart, Australia are set for another change around for Boxing Day at the MCG.

With Ben Hilfenhaus already ruled out, left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, who took five second-innings wickets in Hobart, is reportedly set for a spell.

That would open the way for Mitchell Johnson to return and Jackson Bird to make his Test debut against Sri Lanka and become the seventh quick used in four Tests, the Herald Sun reports.

Siddle, the only placeman locked in, scoffed at reports that Starc had already been earmarked for a rest before the team even trains together for the first time at the MCG on Sunday.

Siddle added the guys that have come in have shown that they can implement their skills and labour with the rest of the players in the squad to uphold that pressure.

The canny fast bowler added that the plethora of fast bowling talent in the country is one of the reasons behind Australia's recent success, and added that the team has always bowled as a unit. (ANI)

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