When he was a young boy, Peter Siddle got stuck in at a woodchopping competition. One trophy and nearly one finger later, the Victorian hung up his axe to pursue a cricket career. Australian cricket can be thankful Siddle still has all his fingers and toes, says Chloe Saltau in the Sydney Morning Herald, because he was given his first tomahawk at the age of two.

Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo