Big blow for Australia's Peter Siddle after lengthy absence feared due to stress fracture

Big blow for Australia's Peter Siddle after lengthy absence feared due to stress fracture

Siddle, who has played 61 tests for Australia has taken 208 wickets.

Australia vs New Zealand: James Pattinson replaces Peter Siddle for 2nd test

Australia vs New Zealand: James Pattinson replaces Peter Siddle for 2nd test

Siddle was sidelined with a back injury for much of New Zealand`s second innings at Wellington`s Basin Reserve and bowled just eight overs on the third day before he spent the fourth day patrolling the boundary.

1st Test, New Zealand vs Australia: Brendon McCullum falls for duck on Day 1, visitors in total control

1st Test, New Zealand vs Australia: Brendon McCullum falls for duck on Day 1, visitors in total control

The Kiwi fans who gathered in big numbers at the Basin Reserve for Brendon McCullum's 100th Test were left disappointed after the Aussies took total control on Day 1 of the first Test.

Peter Siddle playing for his Test spot in Hobart

Peter Siddle playing for his Test spot in Hobart

New policy to opt for bowlers bowling at speeds of above 140kph have complicated things for Siddle.

In Mitchell Starc's absence, Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood to shoulder heavy load

In Mitchell Starc's absence, Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood to shoulder heavy load

Hazlewood was expected to have been rested for at least one of the three matches in the upcoming series against West Indies but Lehmann said he hoped the bowler could plough on.

Australia turn to Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson for Windies opener

Australia turn to Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson for Windies opener

Coulter-Nile, 28, has been included despite not playing any domestic Sheffield Shield matches so far this summer because of a shoulder injury.

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc ruled out of entire summer

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc ruled out of entire summer

Starc said the ankle was still holding up well and ruled out having surgery on it while recovering from the break.

Rival captains Steven Smith, Brendon McCullum praise success of day-night Test cricket

Rival captains Steven Smith, Brendon McCullum praise success of day-night Test cricket

First Test to be played under lights in the 138-year history drew a total of 123,736 fans through the gates.

Steve Smith`s tribute for Josh Hazlewood Marsh, Josh Hazlewood in Australia Test win

Steve Smith`s tribute for Josh Hazlewood Marsh, Josh Hazlewood in Australia Test win

Hazlewood led Aussie attack in the absence of the injured Starc, while Marsh played a defiant knock.

Day-Night Test: Australia vs New Zealand - As it happened...

Australia managed to keep their nerves as they battled to a three-wicket victory in the first ever Day/Night Test. 

Australia vs New Zealand: Fantastic Peter Siddle completes 200 Test wickets

Australia vs New Zealand: Fantastic Peter Siddle completes 200 Test wickets

Siddle became the 15th bowler to enter the 200-wicket club in Test cricket for Australia.

Peter Siddle hopes to tame `classy` Kane Williamson in historic day-night Test

Peter Siddle hopes to tame `classy` Kane Williamson in historic day-night Test

Siddle said the New Zealand batsman has become a lot smarter and tighter.

Darren Lehmann, Steven Smith wanted Mitchell Johnson to play on

Darren Lehmann, Steven Smith wanted Mitchell Johnson to play on

Lehmann said he and Smith, well aware of Australia's inexperienced pace stocks, wanted Johnson to extend his international career but he was not interested.

Peter Siddle `shocked` by omission for Gabba Test against New Zealand

Peter Siddle `shocked` by omission for Gabba Test against New Zealand

Australian selectors preferred Josh Hazlewood over Siddle.

Aussies pick Josh Hazlewood over Peter Siddle for Test opener

Aussies pick Josh Hazlewood over Peter Siddle for Test opener

Veteran pacer Peter Siddle will be the 12th man.

Pink ball can revive Test cricket: Steve Waugh

Pink ball can revive Test cricket: Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh says cricketers need to look at the bigger picture when it comes to day-night Test cricket.

Peter Siddle confident of securing spot in Aussie Test squad

Peter Siddle confident of securing spot in Aussie Test squad

Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle believes he will have enough opportunity to press his claim for the Test spot during the series against New Zealand though he has not featured in the ongoing Matador One-Day Cup.

5th Ashes Test: Peter Siddle sends Michael Clarke into sunset with finale win

5th Ashes Test: Peter Siddle sends Michael Clarke into sunset with finale win

Australia sent captain Michael Clarke into international retirement with an innings and 46-run victory in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Sunday.

Ashes 2015: Australia's miserly Peter Siddle enjoying test return

Ashes 2015: Australia's miserly Peter Siddle enjoying test return

Recalled Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle was happy with his contribution after the tourists moved to the brink of victory over England in the final Ashes test at The Oval on Saturday.

5th Ashes Test, Day 2: After Steven Smith's ton, all-round Aussie attack dismantles England

5th Ashes Test, Day 2: After Steven Smith's ton, all-round Aussie attack dismantles England

Mitchell Marsh took his best figures in Test cricket as Australia`s push for a consolation win in the Ashes finale saw England suffer a severe collapse at The Oval on Friday.