Peter Siddle says ” He’s not yet given up hope of a recall to the Test side”. The 34 years Australian Pacer is hoping for a test return.
Siddle has been dropped for the test against Pakistan and he was a part of Ashes earlier. He has not played a test match at home for over 3 years.
Siddle said – “You always retain a little bit of hope (but) it’s probably dwindled a little bit in the last week or so,” – during the post-match presentation at Marsh One-Day Cup.
“They’re going to have a look at Ness (Michael Neser), he’s obviously been around the squad. He’s bowled well at the start of the season. I’ve obviously slipped down the pecking order a little bit as they sort of said. If that was the be-all and end-all, as soon as I hung up the phone (to selection chief Trevor Hohns) I would have hung it up altogether.”
Siddle’s Internation cricketing career has gone low after the 2015 Ashes squad. He has added up on the interviews saying ” I will be happy no matter what happens going forward – even if that means never getting to don the national colors again.”
“I love playing for Victoria. As long as I’m still doing well – as soon as it gets to the point when I’m not taking wickets and holding up someone’s spot or they want to move me on, then so be it. If I can keep performing and keep standing up for the team and do all the right things, I’ll keep trying to truck in.
“If it gets me another game for Australia (I’ll be happy)… if it doesn’t, 67 Tests and a few white-ball games, I’ve had a pretty good career. I’ll be happy no matter what. As I’ve spoken about over the last couple of years, I just love playing the game, I’m enjoying it and if I just stay on the park and keep working hard, that’s all I can do.
“My record throughout my career and even this year speak for itself. I can’t do anymore. That’s the good thing personally, the ball is coming out well and I’m taking wickets.”