Siddle and Zampa Named in Australia ODI Squad


Peter Siddle and Adam Zampa have been named in the Australia squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against India.

Zampa has been a regular in the Australia ODI and T20 sides over recent years, but Siddle will be looking to play in his first one-day match for his country since November 2010.

Should the 34-year-old play in the series opener scheduled for 12 January at The SCG, it will be eight years and 67 days between Australia ODI appearances for Siddle. This will eclipse the record for the longest time between 50-over matches for an Australian, which is currently held by Tom Zoehrer and stands at six years and 282 days.

Australia’s selection panel chairman Trevor Hohns said it was “wonderful” to see Siddle return to the setup and compared him to a fine wine, saying he has gotten better with age.

He added: “His white-ball cricket has improved considerably the older he has got, and his selection is a great reward for his professionalism and strong leadership qualities.”

The first ODI takes place on January 12 at The SCG. The second game follows three days later on January 15 at Adelaide Oval and the series concludes at The MCG on January 18.