London, Aug 21(ANI): Australian paceman Peter Siddle has become the leading wicket taker in this Ashes series, and following the struggle that he had to go through in the first two Test matches, he is delighted with the achievement.
Siddle took four wickets for 63 runs on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test match at The Oval, giving him 20 wickets at an average of just under 27.
"I didn't even realise that. I'm just happy to be able to go out there now - with how I started in the series, I was a little bit disappointed personally - to now be a little bit more on track and bowling to how I like to play, and lucky enough to have had a bit of success," The Daily Telegraph quoted Siddle, as saying.
"I'm happy if I can just bowl well and do well for the team, whether it's bowling a lot of maidens and the bloke at the other end getting the wickets, or I'm getting the wickets," he added.
Siddle further said that aggression comes naturally to him and has sharpened up his bowling consistency, which makes him feel comfortable and more at ease while bowling.
"I don't think I had to change natural aggression. I showed in South Africa that's the way I play my game and I went at just over two an over. I think it's being more consistent and patient with my lines and lengths," Siddle said.
"The aggression's been the same all the way through the tour. I've sharpened up on the consistency that I've bowled with, and that's probably working for me," he added. (ANI)