Siddle adds to Aussie woes

2009-11-03 09:39
Peter Siddle (AFP)

New Delhi - Injury-plagued Australia suffered yet another blow on Tuesday when fast bowler Peter Siddle was ruled out of the rest of the one-day series in India because of a side strain.

Siddle is the fourth player after fellow fast bowler Brett Lee, all-rounder James Hopes and wicketkeeper Tim Paine to be sent home with injury.

The tourists were already missing one-day regulars Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Callum Ferguson and Nathan Bracken, all out the tour with various niggles.

Siddle bowled five overs during his team's 24-run win in the fourth match in Mohali on Monday before experiencing stiffness near his left rib cage.

Team physiotherapist Kevin Sims said Siddle's injury was not serious but he was told to leave the tour because he was unlikely to be available for the last three games of the seven-match series.

"With this in mind, we have made the decision that Peter will return to Australia, where he will be reviewed by Cricket Australia medical staff to ensure he is available for selection at the beginning of the Australian summer," Sims said.

A statement from Cricket Australia said selectors were "discussing the possibility" of a replacement for the rest of the series.

The tourists have already flown in all-rounder Moises Henriques and wicketkeeper Graham Manou to reinforce the depleted squad.

India and Australia are tied 2-2 with the fifth match to be played in Hyderabad on Thursday.



Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Adventure holidays you HAVE to put on your bucket list

Need a break from your usual boring routine? Consider one of these places for your next adventure holiday.


Where were you when you last felt alive?

Top 10 water sports to try before you die
6 impressive camping tips
Free outdoor yoga classes
Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding
Love 2 Meet

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.