Peter Siddle ready to play in the Third Test between Australia and South Africa at Perth

Australian pacer Peter Siddle bowled 33 overs in the fourth innings for his four for 65 against South Africa at Adelaide Getty Images

Adelaide: Nov 29, 2012

Australia pacer Peter Siddle said that he was fit enough to play in the Perth Test against South Africa despite doubts of being totally spent on the final day of the drawn Adelaide Test on Moday.

While his team-mates trained at the WACA ground on Tuesday and Wednesday, Siddle spent the week getting enough rest to regain the lost energy.

“Yeah definitely I’m feeling good now, I’ve recovered well and got everything I needed to get done after the game,” Siddle said, as reported by

“Last couple of days I’ll just take it easy and get ready tomorrow and prepare then. I feel good, I’ve got plenty of sleep and the body is feeling good which is nice.

“I woke up feeling good this morning… so I’ll have a bit of a trundle tomorrow and see how we go there.”

He also said that taking four wickets for 65 runs in 33 overs in the fourth innings in the Adelaide Test was one of the most exhausting days of cricket he had experienced.

There was extra pressure on Siddle as James Pattinson was ruled out of the match due to a rib injury.

“It was very dry heat out on the field which was tough work and a lot of overs which is always a tough ask… just a bit of exhaustion and fight trying to get those last couple of wickets,” Siddle said.

Australia named six fast bowlers in their 14-man squad to make sure they have plenty of backup for the Perth Test.

Siddle was delighted by the inclusion of Mitchell Johnson, who is seen as a replacement for Pattinson at Perth, as well as John Hastings and Josh Hazlewood.

“We’ve spent a lot of time together and played a lot of cricket together so it’s nice to have Mitchell back around the group,” Siddle said.

“My (Victorian) team-mate John Hastings and young Josh Hazlewood is back in the group – so it’s a good group of guys,” he added.