Peter Siddle to represent Somerset in 2023

Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle will be returning to Somerset this summer, having made a strong impact during his time with the club last season. He will be available for the entirety of the season’s opening months, until July.

The 38-year-old, who also plays for the Adelaide Strikers in Big Bash League, will be available to play in both County Championship and Vitality Blast during his comeback.

In 2022, Siddle was exceptional in red-ball cricket for the club, taking 27 First Class wickets for Somerset at an average of 23.92, with a best of 6-51 against Surrey. He also did well with the white ball, recording 17 wickets at an average of 17.88, with a best of 3-10.

Peter said, “I loved my time at Somerset last summer and when the opportunity to go back came about there was never any doubt that I would take it. It’s a great Club with great people and the Members and supporters are outstanding. I was made to feel like a part of the family as soon as I arrived and I’m looking forward to joining up with the boys again in a few months’ time.

Hopefully, I can contribute to Somerset having a big summer in 2023.”

Siddle, who claimed 221 wickets in 67 Tests, also played a crucial mentoring role to the club’s young bowlers during last summer.

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