Peter Siddle confident of playing 3rd Test against South Africa

Peter Siddle is confident that despite the stress of bowling 33 overs in the second Test, he will be available for the third Test against South Africa starting on Friday in Perth.

updated: November 28, 2012 11:04 IST
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Perth: Australia's pace spearhead Peter Siddle says he's confident of being fit to play in the decisive third test against South Africa starting on Friday in Perth.

Siddle has been recovering from a marathon 33-over bowling effort in intense heat in the fourth innings of the drawn second Test and will not bowl in the nets until Thursday. On Wednesday he his body was responding well and he is confident he will be ready to play at the WACA.

The 28-year-old said his bowling spell on Monday was one of the toughest experiences of his Test career. "It was very dry heat out on the field which was tough work and a lot of overs ... just a bit of exhaustion and fight trying to get those last couple of wickets."

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