Australia's Peter Siddle Names His All-Time Opponent XI, Picks MS Dhoni As The Wicketkeeper
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Australia’s Peter Siddle Names His All-Time Opponent XI, Picks MS Dhoni As The Wicketkeeper

Peter Siddle | Australia vs India 2018 |
Peter Siddle. Credit: Getty Images

Australian pace spearhead Peter Siddle has named his all-time opponent XI against all those who he has played during his stint. Siddle has had a great Test career for Australia. However, his limited-overs stint wasn’t really commendable and regular injury concerns kept the pacer away from the side more often than not.

Peter Siddle has played a total of 67 Test matches for Australia wherein he has scalped a total of 221 wickets for the Kangaroos. He has eight five-fors to his name in Test cricket. He has played only 20 games for Australia in the ODI format wherein he has picked 17 wickets. His T20I career has been the poorest as the pacer has played only 2 T20I matches for the Kangaroos clinching only three wickets in the process. Siddle bid goodbye to international cricket in December 2019.

Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood
Peter Siddle (Credits – Getty)

Coming to his all-time opponent XI, South African players dominated Siddle’s team as the Proteas have four representations while England comes a close second with three players.

Australia’s Pacer Peter Siddle Names His All-Time Opponent XI

Left-handers fill the top-order with Alastair Cook and Graeme Smith filling in as openers.

“Two lefties… obviously great players… very good captains in their own rights. But yeah, otherwise tough opponents whenever we came up against them,” Siddle said in the video uploaded on cricket.com.au.

“Kumar Sangakkara at No.3. He is not the wicket-keeper of the side and that is why he is batting at three.” Siddle then picked Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar at No.4 and at No.5. Siddle picked Proteas’ Mr. 360 degree, AB de Villiers and South African  Jacques Kallis was named as the designated all-rounder of Siddle’s team.

Jacques Kallis, Cricket South Africa
Jacques Kallis (Credits: Twitter)

“I nearly forgot to put this man in the team but Jacques Kallis comes in at No.6. If you are a bowler you will be very happy with his stats. If you are a batter you will still be very happy with his stats. He has got almost same number of wickets as Brett Lee,” Siddle said.

MS Dhoni Fulfills The Role Of The Wicketkeeper-Batsman In Peter Siddle’s Team

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the second Indian in Peter Siddle’s team, and he is also the man behind the stumps. England pace duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad form a frightening pace attack along with South African speedster Dale Steyn. Sri Lanka ace spinner, Rangana Herath is the lone spinner in the side. Siddle picked England World Cup-winning hero Ben Stokes as the 12th man of this side.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)

Siddle XI: Alastair Cook, Graeme Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, MS Dhoni, Stuart Broad, Dale Steyn, Rangana Herath, James Anderson.

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