Peter Siddle in line for shock ODI recall as Australia eye resting pace trio: report
Peter Siddle has consistently performed in the past two BBL seasons. © CA

Peter Siddle still harbours dreams of playing for Australia – he is part of the Test squad but hasn’t got a game against India – and could find himself back in yellow with the national selectors reportedly eyeing the veteran for the three-match ODI series this month.

It would mean a first ODI opportunity for Siddle in eight years. According to Fox Cricket, the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are in line to be rested for the ODIs against India keeping mine the home Tests versus Sri Lanka ahead of a series with Pakistan and then the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup followed by the Ashes.

Australia face India for three ODIs on January 12, 15 and 18.

Siddle, 34, has not played an ODI since November 2010. He was recalled to Australia’s Test squad in September after nearly two years and later during the tour of the UAE was added to the T20I squad as cover for Starc.

In 17 ODIs, Siddle has 15 wickets.

Mostly regarded as a specialist Test bowler, Siddle played a starring role in Adelaide Strikers’ 20-run victory over Sydney Thunder on Monday with figures of 3/20, which earned him the Man-of-the-Match award. After the win, he spoke of his desire to play T20Is for Australia.