Peter Siddle

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Peter Siddle
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Personal information
Full namePeter Matthew Siddle
Born(1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 28)
Morwell, Victoria, Australia
NicknameSidvicious, Dermie, Sid
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Batting styleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
International information
National sideAustralia
Test debut (cap 403)17 October 2008 v India
Last Test24 January 2012 v India
ODI debut (cap 172)13 February 2009 v New Zealand
Last ODI5 November 2010 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2005 –Victoria
2011 –Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIFCLA
Matches35176738
Runs scored598211,24494
Batting average14.9510.5017.2410.44
100s/50s0/00/00/20/0
Top score439*8725*
Balls bowled7,71675113,0601,816
Wickets1201524841
Bowling average28.6738.7326.8834.39
5 wickets in innings60120
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling6/543/556/434/27
Catches/stumpings15/–1/–31/–6/–
Source: Cricinfo, 19 December 2012
 
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Peter Siddle
{{{imagealt}}}
Personal information
Full namePeter Matthew Siddle
Born(1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 28)
Morwell, Victoria, Australia
NicknameSidvicious, Dermie, Sid
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Batting styleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
International information
National sideAustralia
Test debut (cap 403)17 October 2008 v India
Last Test24 January 2012 v India
ODI debut (cap 172)13 February 2009 v New Zealand
Last ODI5 November 2010 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2005 –Victoria
2011 –Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIFCLA
Matches35176738
Runs scored598211,24494
Batting average14.9510.5017.2410.44
100s/50s0/00/00/20/0
Top score439*8725*
Balls bowled7,71675113,0601,816
Wickets1201524841
Bowling average28.6738.7326.8834.39
5 wickets in innings60120
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling6/543/556/434/27
Catches/stumpings15/–1/–31/–6/–
Source: Cricinfo, 19 December 2012

Peter Matthew Siddle (born 25 November 1984) is an Australian Test cricketer. He is a specialist right-arm fast bowler who plays for Victoria and Australia.

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Early life and career

Peter Matthew Siddle was born in Morwell, Victoria.[1] He grew up in Morwell, Gippsland and began playing cricket at the age of 14 for the Latrobe Cricket Club. As a teenager, he experienced success at under-17 level taking 11/47 in a state match, breaking the Victorian state record set by John Scholes.[1]

In 2004 Siddle attended the Australian Cricket Academy and made his first-class debut playing for Victoria against a touring West Indian side at Melbourne in November 2005.[1] In 2006 he attended the Academy again and was offered a full contract with the Victorian Bushrangers for the 2006–07 season. After that, despite suffering a number of shoulder injuries which limited his playing opportunities,[1] he became a regular in the Victorian side.

He was selected as one of the entrants to the Who's Who in Australia 2011 edition.[2]

Siddle signed for English county Essex for the 2012 Friends Life t20.[3] Following an injury picked up on Australia's tour of the West Indies, Siddle was unable for fulfill his contract with Essex.[4]

Outside of cricket, he, like Ricky Ponting, is an avid supporter of Australian Football and North Melbourne Kangaroos.[5]

In 2012 Siddle joined his girlfriend in adopting a vegetarian diet.[6]

Test career

After just twelve first-class matches and touring India with Australia A, Siddle was named in the national 15-man squad for the four-Test tour of India on 12 September 2008, as back up to established bowlers Brett Lee, Stuart Clark and Mitchell Johnson. When Clark injured his elbow prior to the Second Test, Siddle was selected in the match squad. He made his Test debut at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on 16 October 2008. He picked up 3/114 in the first innings, finishing with match figures of four for 176.[7]

Siddle lost his position when Clark recovered, only to regain it when the elbow injury recurred prior to the First Test against South Africa at the WACA, 2008. He broke through with three wickets in front of his home crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa on his way to figures of four for 81 in the first innings.[8] Siddle backed this performance up in the next Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, taking five for 59 in South Africa's first innings.[9] His efforts were not enough, however, to prevent Australia from succumbing to a historic home series defeat.[10]

Siddle also gave a fine account of himself on the South African leg of the rubber, in which the Australians triumphed 2–1. Going into the 2009 Ashes series, he had notched up 29 Test wickets at an average of 27.65. That it had come in six Tests against the South Africans and one in India, and with an economy rate of only 2.57 an over, made his record still more impressive.[11]

In the first Test of the 2009 Ashes Series, Siddle took 2/97 in the first day's play.[12]

In the fourth Test of the 2009 Ashes Series, Siddle took 5/21 in the first day as his career best.

On 25 November 2010, Siddle's 26th birthday, he took a Test hat-trick amongst his six wickets in the first Test of the 2010–11 Ashes series, taking six for just 54 runs, his best ever in test match cricket as he bowled 16 overs in total.[13]

On 29 December 2010, Siddle scored 40 in the 2nd innings of the 4th Ashes Test at the MCG, his highest score in first class cricket.

Following the end of the 4th Test, Siddle was ranked 11th in the ICC Test Player Rankings.

Siddle took his 100th Test wicket at the SCG on 3 January 2012 in the second Test of Australia's home series against India. During the same series he rose to a career-high seventh in the ICC's Test bowler rankings.[14][15] He was named the man of the match in the fourth and final Test of the series, having taken 5/49 in the first innings.[16][17] He took 23 wickets in the series at an average of 18.65.[18]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Player Profile: Peter Siddle". Cricinfo. http://content.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/7898.html. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  2. ^ "Who's Who pack now boasts Siddle, Hamish and Andy and the Masterchef judges". heraldsun.com.au. 9 December 2010. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/whos-who-pack-now-boasts-siddle-hamish-and-andy-and-the-masterchef-judges/story-e6frf7jx-1225968131634.
  3. ^ "Siddle to join Essex for T20". ESPNcricinfo. 22 February 2012. http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/story/555442.html. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Injury rules out Siddle for Essex". ESPNcricinfo. 26 April 2012. http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2012/content/current/story/562775.html. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  5. ^ 2012 Round 15 AFL - North Melbourne v West Coast highlights
  6. ^ "Peter Siddle Vegetarian". Cricket Australia TV, YouTube. 15 October 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFkA5AimSeE. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Scorecard: India v Australia, 2nd Test at Mohali, 17–21 October 2008". Cricinfo. http://www.cricinfo.com/australia/engine/match/345670.html. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  8. ^ "Scorecard: Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test at Melbourne, 26–30 December 2008". Cricinfo. http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/engine/match/351682.html. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  9. ^ "Scorecard: Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test at Sydney 3–7 January 2009". Cricinfo. http://www.cricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/engine/match/351683.html. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  10. ^ "Results: South Africa in Australia Test Series 2008–09". Cricinfo. http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/351610.html. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  11. ^ Booth, Lawrence. "Myths; And stereotypes." The Spin, 30 June 2009.
  12. ^ "Scorecard:England v Australia, 1st Test at Cardiff, 8–12 July 2009". Cricinfo. http://www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009/engine/current/match/345970.html. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  13. ^ "Ashes: Peter Siddle hat-trick shocks England at Gabba". BBC Sport. 25 November 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/9226319.stm. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  14. ^ "Siddle, Trott jump up rankings". ABC Sport. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/30/3104002.htm?site=sport&section=cricket. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  15. ^ "Siddle, Herath achieve career-best rankings". India Blooms. 30 December 2011. http://www.indiablooms.com/SportsDetailsPage/2011/sportsDetails301211c.php. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  16. ^ Barrett, Chris (29 January 2012). "Rising from the Ashes". Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/rising-from-the-ashes-20120128-1qnbx.html. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  17. ^ "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: Fourth Test". ESPNcricinfo. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/518953.html. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  18. ^ "Records / Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2011/12 / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/bowling/most_wickets_career.html?id=6636;type=series. Retrieved 28 January 2012.

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Awards

Preceded by
Ajantha Mendis
Emerging Player of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Steven Finn