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Peter Siddle

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Australia, Australia A, Nottinghamshire, Victoria, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
10
Home country:
Australia
Born:
November 25, 1984, Traralgon, Victoria

Profile

Just as he stepped onto the international arena in 2008-09, Peter Siddle became a victim of the fast bowler's curse that halted his well-begun bowling career in 2010. A career-threatening stress fracture was reported on his back. However, he managed to recover, albeit taking a long time.

The right-arm speedster lived up to his nickname, "Vicious", as he was Victoria's most able and destructive bowler. With an ability to swing the ball, Siddle was a threatening force to reckon with, and destroyed one opposition after another. The promising domestic bowler impressed with his performances in first-class cricket and was soon included in the Australia A side that subsequently called for his Test inclusion. With an electric run-up, strong delivery and a bounce that worried most batsmen, Siddle made his Test debut against India in 2008. Stellar performances at home were followed by an incredible South African tour, where he displayed his class in the series that Australia eventually won, taking 12 wickets. His ODI debut followed soon, as he appeared against New Zealand in 2009.

Foot injuries, coupled with shoulder woes resulted in Siddle spending more time off the field, than on field. However, he came back in the team even stronger, posing a threat to the batsmen in the 2009 Ashes, with 29 Test wickets in six matches against the Proteas, at a staggering average of 27.65. With decent displays of his form, Siddle continues to be one of the strike bowlers in the Aussie line-up.

With injuries constantly obstructing his promising career, Siddle decided to stick to a vegetarian diet since 2013. Plenty of doubts were raised on possible effect on stamina but he managed to overcome all hurdles.


Fast Facts

  • Peter Siddle holds the unique distinction of taking an Ashes hat-trick on his birthday, a feat he achieved on 25th of November, 2010 at the 'Gabba.
  • On 24th March, 2013 against India, Peter Siddle became the first number 9 batsman to score fifties in each innings of a Test.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 53 76 926 11 14.24 46.72 0 2 51
ODI 17 4 21 2 10.50 116.66 0 0 9*
T20 2 1 1 1 - 100.00 0 0 1*
CLT20 8 2 10 2 - 200.00 0 0 9*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 53 98 11223 5522 188 6/54 / 29.37 2.95 7 8 0 104
ODI 17 16 751 581 15 3/55 / 38.73 4.64 0 0 0 14
T20 2 2 48 58 3 2/24 / 19.33 7.25 0 0 0 1
CLT20 8 8 185 209 8 4/29 / 26.12 6.77 1 0 0 12
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 16 0 2
ODI 1 0 1
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2008-2014
 
ODI:
2009-2010
 
T20:
2009-2010
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs India at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Oct 17, 2008
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Feb 20, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Feb 13, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Nov 05, 2010
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Oct 31, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Victoria Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Victoria Vs Wayamba at Centurion, Tshwane - Sep 20, 2010
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