Perth [Australia], Nov. 2 (ANI
): Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been included in the Australia's XI for the first Test of the three-match series against South Africa starting from tomorrow at the WACA in Perth.
The 61-Test veteran has been preferred over uncapped fast bowler Joe Mennie, who plays for Redbacks, reported espncricinfo.
Announcing the playing XI on the eve of the match, Skipper Steve Smith confirmed that Mennie would be 12th man for the Perth Test.
The South Australia fast bowler, who made his ODI debut on the recent tour of South Africa, will have to wait for a possible baggy green.
Siddle, who has not played in the longest-format of the game since February in New Zealand, returned to action in the domestic one-day cup last month after an eight-month layoff with ankle and back injuries.
Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (capt), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle
, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon. (ANI