Siddle predicts on-field verbal spats with Pietersen

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London, June 29(ANI): Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle has predicted plenty of on-field verbal spats between the Australians and England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen during the upcoming Ashes series, which is scheduled to begin from July 8.

"I am pretty sure there is going to be a little bit said out in the field here and there. Pietersen is a pretty confident lad and he likes to say a little bit around out there on the field. So I am sure there is going to be a few little run-ins between us and him, no doubt," Fox Sports quoted Siddle, as saying.

Siddle, who has regularly been involved in on-field niggles, has also admitted to enjoying the verbal sparring between teams.

Earlier, during a tour to South Africa early this year, crowds following regular spats had heckled him.

"It is always a good challenge and always a good little war between you and that one or two batsmen out there. But as long as you can back it up and be the successful one out of the little war," Siddle said.

The Australian team's aggressive nature and Pietersen's attitude could result in some fiery moments in the Ashes series. (ANI)

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