February 7, 2010

Australian cricket

Siddle will bounce back from fast bowler’s curse

Peter English
Peter Siddle fine tunes at training, Hobart, January 13, 2010
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Australia's most promising fast bowler, Peter Siddle, is broken, writes Darren Berry in the Sunday Age.

It was sadly only a matter of time before the frame of the Morwell wood chopper could take no more. He has been hurting for some time, but has a big heart and refuses to yield to the pain barrier ...

The only thing that will stop him from becoming a truly great fast bowler up there with McGrath, Lillee, Lindwall and co. will be his body. If his back can recover fully from this latest setback and rebuild he will easily match numbers with the greats.

In the same paper the eventful rise of the Victoria allrounder John Hastings is covered.

New South Wales are having a difficult season after winning the Champions League Twenty20 and the Sun-Herald’s David Sygall takes a look at the troubles players have shifting between the three forms of the game.

Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo

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