Australian Paceman Peter Siddle has announced retirement from international cricket after 11 years in the game.
Siddle has played 67 Tests for Australia, returning 221 wickets at 30.66.
Australian Pacer last played for Australia in the fifth Test of the Ashes this year in England.
In his recent statement, Siddle said “It’s always hard to know what the right time is, it was sort of the Ashes.”
“That was the main goal – to try and get on that touring party and be a part of that series.”
“As a young kid I wasn’t super talented so I had to work hard for it. Just to wear baggy green, walk out with it, represent Australia.”
Australian Paceman Siddle Profile
Siddle finished as the 13th highest wicket-taker in Tests for Australia.
Siddle famously picked a hat-trick on his birthday against England in Brisbane in 2010.
He made his debut against India in Mohali in October 2008
He picked up eight five wicket hauls in his Test career with a best of 6 for 54 against England in the 2010 Ashes Test in Brisbane.
In the following summer, Siddle bagged 23 wickets in the series against India that Australia won 4-0.
In 2013-14, Siddle picked up a total of 33 wickets across the back to back Ashes series.
He finished with 17 and 16 wickets respectively in the two Ashes, which the last time he bagged in excess of 10 wickets in a series.
Siddle returned to the Australia XI in October 2018 when he featured in the two Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.
He called up for the 2019 Ashes, which was his last international appearance.
Siddle has also played 20 ODIs for Australia, having made his debut in the 50-over format in February 2009.
His last appearance against India in January 2019, with the Victorian pacer bagging a total of 17 wickets in ODIs.
Siddle has also featured in two T20Is for Australia – against New Zealand in February 2009 and Sri Lanka in October 2010 – picking up three wickets with an economy of 7.25.
Siddle will, however, continue to play domestic cricket, including the Big Bash League for the Adelaide Strikers and for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield, while he’s also set to play for Essex in the county circuit.