`Fully fit` Siddle desperate to make Ashes Test return

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2010, 14:46 PM IST

London: Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle is hoping that his selection in Sunday`s Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka will help him bid for a Test return during the upcoming Ashes series.

Siddle`s last match for Australia was in January before stress fractures in his back sidelined the 25-year-old from active cricket.

"I`m not a selector, but hopefully (they`ll pick) four quicks, that always gives me the greatest opportunity and then (Marcus) North bowling spin, that`s probably the best-case scenario for me at this stage," a newspaper quoted Siddle, as saying.

"But I`ve just got to keep improving over the next month or so, keep bowling well and hopefully get a few wickets along the way."

"Just show them that I`m fully fit, strong, bowling well and bowling fast and being consistent and I think that`s the key areas that they`re looking at me for," he added.

After playing in the Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa, and a Ryobi One-Day Cup match on Saturday, the right-arm fast bowler said that his rhythm and pace were steadily improving.

"It`s all feeling good at the moment, I`m getting through big spells and obviously the pace, I think it`s up there anyway, hopefully the ball`s coming out alright," Siddle said.

ANI

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