[caption id="attachment_557739" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-557739" alt="Peter Siddle was ruled out of second Test during the South Africa series due to injury Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/GettyImages-621322866.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Peter Siddle was ruled out of second Test during the South Africa series due to injury Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Melbourne:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia" target="_blank">Australian</a> fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/peter-siddle" target="_blank">Peter Siddle</a>, who is battling with an injury, has insisted he can play for another four or five years. Siddle, who last featured in the November 3 Test against South Africa, has revealed he tore two ankle tendons and ripped a bit of bone off his fibula last summer, leading to a changed action which aggravated stress fractures in his back. The right-arm pacer sustained lower back soreness at the conclusion of the first Test match in Perth, where he made his international return following an eight-month lay-off due to a stress fracture of the back. However, the Victorian wants the national selectors to send him on the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">Indian</a> Tour beginning February 21. <p></p> <p></p> I only just turned 32 so (I can play) for another four or five years, he was quoted as saying by <em>news.com.au</em>. Get the body right, 100 percent, and I can have a crack at it for a long time yet. I ve played 62 Tests now and I ve been written off from about my second one, he added. The 32-year-old pacer has warned he is not a spent force, saying his quiet 2016 was good for the body and soul and the constant selection pressure he faced was a symptom of being the first-change quick. With tour matches to lead into the February 23 Test against India and a home Ashes series next summer, Siddle warned he was not a spent force. It makes those training sessions a bit more of a challenge and makes you prepare a little bit better going into those games to perform, he said. <p></p> <p></p><strong>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-india-2016-17-200444/live-scores/india-vs-australia-1st-test-match-182436-summary.html" target="_blank">India vs Australia, 1st Test at Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p> I m probably at my best when those discussions come up and I know I have to work harder at training, he added. Siddle, however, said that his sore back would heal with time and then he might be considered for the four-match Test series against India, the current World No. 1. (This injury) makes it a little bit harder to push and be right for India, which is a little bit frustrating. But I ll get it right. Fully healed, get some good strength back and some good bowling under my belt and I know I ll have a good chunk of years to have a good crack at it, he said. <p></p> <p></p> The end goal is always to be pulling on the Baggy Green and playing test matches. That s all I think about now and that s what I want to do. That s why I ll go out and train hard and get up early and do what I have to do to get it right, he added. The 32-year-old could stage a comeback for Melbourne Renegades against Sydney Sixers on January 9 following a positive scan early January.