Peter Matthew Siddle is an Australian Test cricketer. He is a specialist right-arm fast bowler who plays for Victoria and Australia. As a teenager, he experienced success at under-17 level taking 11/47 in a state match. In 2004 Siddle attended the Australian Cricket Academy and made his first-class debut playing for Victoria against a touringWest Indian side at Melbourne in November 2005. He was selected as one of the entrants to the Who's Who in Australia 2011 edition. Siddle signed for English county Essex for the 2012 Friends Life t20. After just twelve first-class matches and touring India with Australia A, Siddle was named in the national 15-man squad for the four-Test tour of India on 12 September 2008. He made his Test debut at thePunjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on 16 October 2008. In the first Test of the 2009 Ashes Series, Siddle took 2/97 in the first day's play. In the fourth Test of the 2009 Ashes Series, Siddle took 5/21 in the first day as his career best. On 25 November 2010, Siddle's 26th birthday, he took a Test hat-trick amongst his six wickets in the first Test of the 2010–11 Ashes series, taking six for just 54 runs. Siddle took his 100th Test wicket at the SCG on 3 January 2012 in the second Test of Australia's home series against India.