Siddle took his 200th Test wicket and scored the winning runs in the first ever day-night Test match against New Zealand in front of 50,000 fans at Adelaide Oval, and admits that the oval has a special place in his heart.
“A lot of things all came together in that match and it’s pretty ironic now that I’m going to call Adelaide Oval home. It’s something I’m really looking forward to and I’ve always been supported well considering I’m a Victorian,” he said.
“Hopefully all the guys and girls can get behind me and support me now as one of their own.
The 32-year-old returning quick is looking forward to running out with the Strikers after a lengthy back injury has ruled him out of the Test side, and says that playing at the oval and with a young group is the perfect opportunity for him at this stage of his career.
“The injury has been tough but I think having the time off will give me a bit more longevity at the back of my career so the plan is to hit the ground running with the Strikers.
“I have played a little bit limited-overs cricket with Victoria and Australia and have been successful so I think it’s just about bringing those out and giving the boys a bit of knowledge and ideas on how to prefect their skills.
“Hopefully somewhere along the line I’ll get that chance to represent Australia again, that’s that number one goal and play in some Test matches and hopefully the Strikers can propel me up into those ranks.”