Australia bowler Peter Siddle is all set to add another milestone to his name as he will play the 200th first-class match of his cricketing career. It’s been more than two years since Peter Siddle retired from international cricket. However, he continues to play red-ball cricket and makes his presence felt in international cricket.
Siddle has currently represented the Somerset County club in the ongoing County Championship. The upcoming game for Somerset will be his 200th first-class match. For those of you who don’t know, he made his debut for Victoria back in 2005.
Besides, he has represented Victoria in 73 Sheffield Shield matches and has played 67 Tests for Australia.
It is pertinent to note that Petter Siddle will be the first Australia bowler to have played 200 first-class matches after Michael Kasprowicz in 2004.
Siddle recently revealed that the vegan diet he has been following his more than a decade has helped him prolong his career.
“The last five years have probably been my most successful in terms of staying on the park and playing consistently well,” Siddle told Somerset Live.
“I have had very few injuries, touch wood, and hopefully that remains the case. I look after myself off the field, which undoubtedly helps.
“I have been a vegan for more than 10 years now and it definitely works for me. Not many fast bowlers, particularly in Australia, play until my age,” he added.
In his illustrious career, Peter Siddle picked 221 wickets in 67 Tests and 17 wickets in 20 ODIs respectively. Besides, he also played two T20 internationals and picked three wickets for Australia.