Aussie bowling champion Peter Siddle reveals the two obvious successors… and bolters to replace Aussie ‘big three’ fast bowlers

Aussie bowling champion Peter Siddle reveals the two obvious successors... and bolters to replace Aussie 'big three' fast bowlers

Former Australian Test bowler, Peter Siddle, recently provided insights into the potential successors to replace Australia’s ‘big three’ fast bowlers – Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood – when they eventually retire. Siddle, an accomplished bowler himself, mentioned two names that he believes are the clear choices to fill the vacancy, along with a couple of wildcard options who could emerge as potential bolters in the near future.

With Cummins, Starc, and Hazlewood considered the core of Australia’s formidable bowling attack, the country’s cricketing fraternity has been anxious about their eventual retirement. However, Siddle’s revelations shed some light on who could step up and carry the legacy forward.

Siddle highlighted the top two contenders who have impressed him with their skill and potential for the coveted roles: Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser. Richardson, a talented right-arm fast bowler, has already showcased his abilities on the international stage and possesses the necessary speed, accuracy, and aggression to spearhead the Australian attack. Neser, on the other hand, is a consistent performer, known for his ability to swing the ball both ways and deliver crucial breakthroughs. Both players have been touted as future stars and are widely regarded as the frontrunners.

Additionally, Siddle mentioned a pair of wildcard options who could emerge as surprise candidates. The first is Cameron Green, an all-rounder who has displayed promising skills with both bat and ball. While primarily known for his batting prowess, Green has demonstrated commendable bowling abilities, making him a potential wildcard choice to replace one of the big three. The second potential bolter is Sean Abbott, who has consistently impressed in domestic cricket with his aggressive fast bowling and remarkable variations. Abbott’s excellent form has put him on the radar as an outside contender for the coveted spots.

As Australia has a rich history of producing exceptional fast bowlers, the task of replacing the likes of Cummins, Starc, and Hazlewood was always going to be challenging. However, with Siddle’s insights and endorsements, the cricketing world now has an idea of the two likely successors and two potential bolters to keep an eye on.

The Australian cricket selectors will undoubtedly closely monitor the performances of these individuals in domestic competitions and international matches to assess their readiness for the responsibility of leading the national bowling attack. The big question remains whether the chosen successors can match the prowess and impact of their predecessors.