Veteran Australian fast bowlers Peter Siddle announces retirement from International cricket today. 35 year old Peter Siddle last represented Australia at international level in Sep 2019 in an ashes test.
Made his test debut against Indian in 2008 and scalped Sachin Tendulkar as his first test wicket in test matches, Siddle represented Australia in 67 test matches and took 221 test wickets with an average of around 30 runs per wicket. His test wickets punctuated with 8 five wickets hauls in a career spanned over 11 years or so.
Siddle also represented Australia in 20 One Day Internationals and 2 T20I but not with much success and took 17 & 3 wickets in shorter formats of the games respectively.
A team player who started his career for Australia in Ponting’s era and continued successfully till Michael Clarke’s era but when Australia start rebuilding phase under Steve Smith he was starting to lose his place and remains in and out of the side.
Despite always regarded highly by his team mates and always remain on the fringes of selection in recent times he found luck not in his favour.
One of his career highlight was an Ashes Hat-trick which he achieve on his 26th birthday in 2010 Ashes edition in Brisbane on his to achieve his best test match bowling figures of 6/54.
He will continue to play his part in Big Bash League and in Australia first class matches.