Peter Siddle

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Peter Siddle
Personal information
Full name Peter Matthew Siddle
Born (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 31)
Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Nickname Sid Vicious,[1] The Banana Man [2]
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 403) 17 October 2008 v India
Last Test 27 November 2015 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 172) 13 February 2009 v New Zealand
Last ODI 5 November 2010 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005– Victoria
2011–2012 Melbourne Stars
2013– Melbourne Renegades
2014 Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 58 17 124 42
Runs scored 974 21 2,357 96
Batting average 14.11 10.50 17.20 7.38
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 1/5 0/0
Top score 51 9* 103* 25*
Balls bowled 12,113 751 23,896 2,026
Wickets 200 15 426 45
Bowling average 29.87 38.73 27.85 35.51
5 wickets in innings 8 0 17 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 6/54 3/55 8/54 4/27
Catches/stumpings 16/– 1/– 44/– 6/–
Source: CricInfo, 15 September 2015

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.

He became the 15th Australian to get 200 wickets in Test Cricket, making Doug Bracewell his 200th victim in the first ever day/night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide.

Early life and career[edit]

Peter Matthew Siddle was born in Traralgon, 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 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.[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.[4]

Siddle signed for English county Essex for the 2012 Friends Life t20.[5] Following an injury he picked up on Australia's tour of the West Indies, Siddle was unable to fulfill his contract with Essex.[6]

Outside of cricket, he, like Ricky Ponting, is an avid supporter of Australian Football, North Melbourne and the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League.[7] In 2012, Siddle joined his girlfriend in adopting a vegetarian diet.[8]

Siddle signed to play for Nottinghamshire in 2014 making himself available for all of the LV County Championship and 50-over matches but not the Twenty20 games.[9]

In July 2014, he played for the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.[10]

Test career[edit]

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.[11]

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.[12] Siddle backed this performance up in the next Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, taking five for 59 in South Africa's first innings.[13] His efforts were not enough, however, to prevent Australia from succumbing to a historic home series defeat.[14]

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.[15] In the first Test of the 2009 Ashes Series, Siddle took 2/97 in the first day's play.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18][19] 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.[20][21] He took 23 wickets in the series at an average of 18.65.[22]

On 24 March 2013, Peter Siddle became the first number 9 batsman to score a half century in both innings of a Test match.


Peter Siddle and his partner Anna houses rescue dogs until they are healthy enough for adoption. The first owner of the rescued dogs was Aaron Finch[23]


Test 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/59 4  South Africa SCG Sydney Australia 2009
2 5/21 11  England Headingley Leeds England 2009
3 6/54 18  England The Gabba Brisbane Australia 2010
4 6/75 21  England MCG Melbourne Australia 2010
5 5/49 31  India Adelaide Oval Adelaide Australia 2012
6 5/54 35  Sri Lanka Bellerive Oval Hobart Australia 2012
7 5/71 40  India PCA Stadium Mohali India 2013
8 5/50 42  England Trent Bridge Nottingham England 2013

Milestones (Test)[edit]

Wicket No. Batsman How Out Ground Year
1  Sachin Tendulkar (IND) Caught (M Hayden) PCA Stadium 2008
50  Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WIN) LBW The Gabba 2009
100  Umesh Yadav (IND) Caught (B Haddin) SCG 2012
150  Murali Vijay (IND) Caught (M Wade) Feroz Shah Kotla 2013
200  Doug Bracewell (NZ) Caught (J Burns) Adelaide Oval 2015

International Recognition[edit]

  • 2009 – ICC Emerging Player of the Year

International Awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 3rd Test – South Africa in Australia Test Series 2008/09 1st Innings: 23 (36 balls: 3×4); 27.5–11–59–5
2nd Innings: DNB; 27–12–54–3
 Australia won by 103 runs.[24]
2 4th Test – Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2011/12 Test Series 2011/12 1st Innings: 2 (15 balls); 15–2–49–5; 1 catch
2nd Innings: DNB; 14–5–47–1
 Australia won by 298 runs.[25]
3 1st Test – Warne-Murali Trophy 2012/13 Test Series 2012/13 1st Innings: DNB; 25.3–11–54–5
2nd Innings: 4 (5 balls: 1×4); 26–11–50–4
 Australia won by 137 runs.[26]


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  2. ^ Guess What!, hosted by Ethan Lehmann
  3. ^ "Peter Siddle". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Who's Who pack now boasts Siddle, Hamish and Andy and the Masterchef judges". 9 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Siddle to join Essex for T20". ESPNcricinfo. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Injury rules out Siddle for Essex". ESPNcricinfo. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 Round 15 AFL – North Melbourne v West Coast highlights". 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Peter Siddle Vegetarian". Cricket Australia TV, YouTube. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sign to Nottinghamshire". Nottinghamshire ccc website. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "MCC v Rest of the World – 5 July". Lord's. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Scorecard: India v Australia, 2nd Test at Mohali, 17–21 October 2008". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  12. ^ "Scorecard: Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test at Melbourne, 26–30 December 2008". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  13. ^ "Scorecard: Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test at Sydney 3–7 January 2009". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  14. ^ "Results: South Africa in Australia Test Series 2008–09". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  15. ^ Booth, Lawrence. "Myths; And stereotypes." The Spin, 30 June 2009.
  16. ^ "Scorecard:England v Australia, 1st Test at Cardiff, 8–12 July 2009". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  17. ^ "Ashes: Peter Siddle hat-trick shocks England at Gabba". BBC Sport. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  18. ^ "Siddle, Trott jump up rankings". ABC Sport. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Siddle, Herath achieve career-best rankings". India Blooms. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  20. ^ Barrett, Chris (29 January 2012). "Rising from the Ashes". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: Fourth Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Records / Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2011/12 / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  23. ^ 'Guess What?!' hosted by mini Boof Lehmann
  24. ^ "South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 – Australia v South Africa Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 – Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2012/13 - Australia v Sri Lanka Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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