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Siddle concerned by lack of playing time

29th January 2019, 16:46 by Gareth Freeman

Peter Siddle is happy to be involved in the Australia set-up but is concerned at a lack of playing time.

Siddle has managed just seven appearances since the end of November, four in the Big Bash with Adelaide Strikers and three in the ODI series against India.

The 34-year-old will link up with the Australia Test squad in Canberra this week ahead of the second Test with Sri Lanka, but is not expected to be required for that match.

"It's been good to be around the Australian set-up but I think I've played my seventh game in white-ball in two months, so there's not a lot of cricket being played," he said, as reported by ESPN cricinfo. "It has been hard to fly in and play games, that's no excuse, but not the greatest preparation over the last few weeks.

"I'm feeling good, bowling plenty with the red ball, just not in games at the moment. It's feeling good if I get the opportunity in Canberra but it's probably going to be the same XI, so I'll probably miss out."

He added: "It's just tough at the moment trying to get some game time, flying in and out, specifically for the Strikers, the games haven't lined up well with the Tests, so that's been the hardest part so it has been tough. It is always nice to come back and play these games, get a little bit of cricket under my belt."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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