Australia seamer Peter Siddle has committed his long-term future with the Tasmanian Tigers after signing a new two-year contract that promises to keep him at the Blundstone Arena until 2020-21 season.
The 35-year-old, who retired from the international cricket in December after playing 67 Tests and taking 221 wickets for Australia from 2008 to 2019.
“My greatest goal is to come to Tasmania and play good cricket, while hopefully winning a few games which will be my biggest aim,” the Test veteran told Cricket Tasmania. “There’s a few players down here that I’ve played a lot of cricket with, and there’s a bunch of younger players that I’m looking forward to playing alongside.
“It’s a great opportunity for me while I’m still playing to work alongside Griff,” he said. “I want to develop my coaching skills further and really help some of the younger boys who have already shown a great amount of talent.”
Siddle will be a great addition to Tasmania’s playing 11 after George Bailey retired earlier this year to take on the role of the full-time selector.