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Peter Siddle
Personal information
Full namePeter Matthew Siddle
Born(1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 29)

Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
NicknameSidvicious, Dermie, Sid
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Batting styleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
  • Australia
Test debut (cap 403)17 October 2008 v India
Last Test21-25 August 2013 v England
ODI debut (cap 172)13 February 2009 v New Zealand
Last ODI5 November 2010 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.10
Domestic team information
2011–2012Melbourne Stars
2013-Melbourne Renegades
Career statistics
Runs scored872211,63494
Batting average15.0310.5017.2010.44
Top score519*103*25*
Balls bowled9,79175116,3331,816
Bowling average29.1138.7327.4434.39
5 wickets in innings80150
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling6/543/556/434/27
Source: CricketArchive,, 25 August 2013
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.


    Early life and career

    Peter Matthew Siddle was born in Traralgon, Victoria. 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.

    In 2003 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. 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, 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.

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

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

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

    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.

    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. Siddle backed this performance up in the next Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, taking five for 59 in South Africa's first innings. His efforts were not enough, however, to prevent Australia from succumbing to a historic home series defeat.

    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.

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

    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.

    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 9th 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. 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. He took 23 wickets in the series at an average of 18.65. On the 24th of March 2013 Peter Siddle became the first number 9 batsman to score a half century in both innings of a test match.


    • 2009 - ICC Emerging Player of the Year
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