Siddle back to face SA
Veteran seamer Peter Siddle will return to bolster an Australian side keen to halt a losing streak in the first Test against South Africa starting Thursday.
Captain Steve Smith confirmed Wednesday his XI for the home season opener at the WACA in Perth, with Siddle preferred to the uncapped Joe Mennie.
Australia went down 3-0 in Sri Lanka in July-August to forfeit their top Test ranking, and then suffered a 5-0 thrashing in a one-day series in South Africa.
Siddle will be the third seamer, replacing left-arm spinner Jon Holland.