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Peter Siddle vows to lead Australian fightback

Peter Siddle vows to lead Australian fightback

On a pacer-friendly wicket at Mohali, the Australians will fancy their chances to pull back the confident Indian side © Getty Images

Mohali: Mar 10, 2013
 
Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle has admitted that he needs to assume greater role in attacking the Indian batsmen upfront. Siddle has had a dry run in this Test series with just two wickets at an abysmal average of 81.00.
 
“It’s going to be nice to get back in there in the rooms and see the place where I did get my opportunity. Hopefully a few more scalps would be nice too. Personally, the consistency hasn’t quite been there, so you’re not building that pressure and the batsmen aren’t feeling like they’re struggling to score. I’ve definitely been lacking there.
 
“It just comes down to being able to build that pressure for long periods of time. In Australia in other series in the past I’ve been able to do that, which has helped the team,” Siddle said.
 
On a pacer-friendly wicket at Mohali, the Australians will fancy their chances to pull back the confident Indian side.
 
Siddle who made his Test debut at the same venue a few years back said, “I debuted there back in 2008. There has always been a little bit more bounce there It’s going to be nice to get back in there in the rooms and see the place where I did get my opportunity. Hopefully a few more scalps would be nice too.”
 
With 2-0 down in the four-match series, Australia still have the opportunity to deny their opponents a series win by forcing a result in their favour in the next two matches. “If we level the series we retain the trophy and that’s what it’s all about,” Siddle was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.
 
Skipper Michael Clarke will have yet another dilemma in choosing his playing XI for the third Test starting March 14. After the decision to drop Lyon and bring Xavier Doherty failed to bring any results, Clarke might opt for three pacers at Mohali. In such a case Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson will be vying for the third pacer’s spot in place of Glenn Maxwell who had a disastrous debut except for the four wickets he picked in the later stages of Indian innings in the second Test.

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