Peter Matthew Siddle (born November 25, 1985 in Victoria, Australia) is an Australian right-arm fast medium bowler.
In 2009, he was named the ICC Emerging Player of the Year. He’s also known for his vegan diet and vegetarianism advocacy.
Siddle began playing cricket for Latrobe Cricket Club when he was 14 years old. He had his first taste of success there when he bowled 11/47 in a series.
Until making his debut for Victoria, Siddle attended the Australian Cricket Academy. With his injuries, his future has already been filled with ups and downs.
He was named in the national team after touring with Australia A against India, and he made his test debut against India in the 2008-09 test series. In that match, he took four wickets, including Sachin Tendulkar, who was his first international wicket.
In February 2013, he made his One-Day International debut against New Zealand, bowling 3-0-13-1 with the figures. Siddle made his T20 international debut against the Kiwis a few days after his ODI debut, and finished with figures of 4-0-24-2.
Rise to Glory
Siddle scored a hat trick in an Ashes Test on his 26th birthday (November 25, 2010), which included the important wickets of Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood.
Siddle managed to play with some fifers after a few injuries, and in 2012 he climbed to the top of the ICC test rankings. Siddle became the most important bowler in the Australian line-up since Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc retired and suffered injuries, respectively.
Siddle started his club career with Melbourne Stars in the 2011-12 Big Bash League season before moving to Melbourne Renegades from 2013 to 2017.
Siddle played for the Adelaide Strikers in the 2017-18 Big Bash League season, and despite the presence of young bowlers such as Billy Stanlake and Rashid Khan, he is the team’s senior bowler.