Peter Siddle Named In Australia Ashes Squad


Peter Siddle has been named in Australia’s 17-man squad for the Ashes series which gets underway on August 01 at Edgbaston.

The Australian will be looking to carry on his electric form in English conditions, having taken 34 wickets at 20.08 in the eight County Championship matches he’s played for Essex this year.

Speaking on his selection, Siddle said: “It’s an absolute honour to be called up to the Australia side. Playing for your country is one of the greatest feelings in the world and I can’t wait for it to get started now.

“Essex are in a great position in the County Championship and I’ll be following from afar and supporting the boys in every match. There’s four games left to go and hopefully at the end of September I’ll have two reasons to celebrate.”

John Faragher, Chairman at Essex Cricket, said: “Peter has made a significant contribution to our excellent performances this season and we’re absolutely delighted for him and his family.

“His selection is absolutely deserved and the Club are now exploring other avenues to fill our Overseas player slot for the remainder of the season.”