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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Peter Siddle and Philip Hughes made it into to Boxing day test squad

For the upcoming Boxing Day Test against Pakistan, the Australia National Selection Panel announced its thirteen-man team. Though top players like Brett Lee, Stuart Clark and team captain, Ricky Ponting are suffering from injuries, pacer Peter Siddle and opener Philip Hughes were able to recover from injury in time. Philip Hughes will be the standby for captain Ricky Ponting, who injured a tendon in his left arm. Chairman of the National Selection Panel, Andrew Hilditch, told reporters that Philip has been named for his exciting debut against South Africa and based on his recent performance at the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield cricket.

Peter Siddle, the right-arm fast-medium bowler, was also suffering from hamstring strain injury but on December 22, 2009, he declared himself fit and included in the Pakistan test team. Peter also participated in a one-day match against New South Wales in Sydney on December 23, 2009.

Ben Hilfenhaus, the right-arm fast-medium bowler, has been suffering from a knee injury would not be able to play the test.

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