Experience in India with Australia A to help Siddle

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New Delhi, Sept 12 (UNI) Pace bowler Peter Siddle, who was named in the Australian squad today, stated that playing against India A has prepared him well which will enhance his chances to make it to the final playing XI in the upcoming Test series that begins October 9.

''We haven't played a lot of cricket over here but the wickets are totally different from back home. The important thing is to adjust your line and length. I did that quickly in Bangalore, in the first Test against India A, and did well,'' Siddle was quoted as saying by cricinfo.

Siddle, one of the most promising young fast bowlers in Australia, picked up just one wicket in the drawn first Test at Bangalore against India A, however, he claims he understood what it took to be successful in the sub-continent conditions.

''I normally run in and hit the wicket hard and get good bounce but over here that doesn't work. Here I need to be bit more fuller and make use of swing and be spot on with the line and length,'' he said.

In just a handful of first-class appearances the 23-year-old has become Victoria's premier fast bowler and his name is being whispered around the corridors of Cricket Australia.

In just five games last season, Siddle captured a remarkable 33 wickets at an average of 15.75, including match figures of 9-167 inthe Sheffield Shield final against New South Wales.


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