Originally Posted by NUFAN
I don't understand how people lump Siddle into the same category as Johnson. I think that they are completely different bowlers.
Siddle gets tagged as an inconsistent bowler, but I fully believe that he's learned a great deal being in the Test setup for the past 3 years. His performance in the final Test vs Sri Lanka was encouraging, he said he realized he needed to pitch the ball up more and for the most part, he did this. The delivery to dismiss Sangakarra who was looking sublime on 79 was a beauty.
That's the problem with Siddle, he's a ****ing tease. His 6/54 in Brisbane was some very good bowling and as has been noted plenty of times consisted mainly of good full fast bowling. He also bowled a super spell in Melbourne to take 6/75. So how the **** does a guy with 2 6-fers take only 14 wickets in a 5 test series? Simply because he bowled two good innings of full straight stuff and another 5 innings of short wayward garbage.
Yeah his 4-fer in Colombo was good work, but if he keeps up with his usual plan he won't take more than 1 wicket in an innings before Christmas.