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Life is all about adapting to the challenges thrown at oneself, and the fast bowler like Peter Siddle from Australia has set an example owing to a new high. He is motivated to make a comeback after being marred by injury.
“I’ve always been challenged in my career and I’ve always enjoyed that. It’s another great challenge for me,” Siddle told Cricbuzz.com.
The 32-year-old fast bowler Siddle emerged onto the international scene, as someone who is known for accuracy and ability to pick the wickets throughout the day in Test cricket. He is dubbed as work-horse.
“People come along and step up, which is great for Australian cricket to have so many bowlers up and about,” Siddle remarked.
After the 11-month layoff, the paceman has returned to the domestic set-up with Victoria, as he believes he would go a long way while banking on his strength.
“After being out of the game for some time, I feel motivated,” Siddle maintained.
Pertinently, Siddle played his first List-A game against Western Australia on October 1, as he is currently featuring in the JLT One-day Cup domestic fixture.
On his return to the cricket field, Siddle bagged two wickets in the first match before returning to pick three wickets against Tasmania on October 4.
With James Pattinson struggling from stress-fracture which has eventually ruled him out of the upcoming traditional Ashes slated for November 23 in Brisbane.
Eyeing a comeback, Siddle is aware of the fact youngsters have had risen to the occasion to make the competition harder for a bowler, who wore heart on his sleeve.
“My whole career, I was always talked about being dropped. That’s just the way it has been and I’ve always used it as a spur,” Siddle added.
Shouldering the responsibility, Siddle has further delivered the results for the national side while donning the white jersey owing to his attacking nature.
Siddle further revealed everyone would want to make it to the national side for the Magellan Ashes but believes he is focusing thoroughly on his fitness, before returning to the Kangaroos side.
“You always want to be part of the Ashes and I have lots of good memories. But I’m not worried about that,” Siddle concluded.
Siddle had often proved his mettle with the red-ball when he was written off by the critics in gentleman’s game, as he defied all odds to leave an impact early on against quality oppositions.
Vicotiran fast-bowler made his international debut in 2008. He played 62 Tests in which he bagged 211 wickets at an average of 29.92. He claimed eight five-wicket haul and eight four-wicket haul respectively.