Peter Siddle expects to be fit for Australia's third Test against South Africa

Last Updated: 30/11/12 6:28am

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Peter Siddle: Australia fast bowler confident of being fit for third Test

Peter Siddle: Australia fast bowler confident of being fit for third Test

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Australia paceman Peter Siddle is confident of being fit to play in the third and final Test against South Africa in Perth which starts on Friday.

The 28-year-old will not bowl in the nets until Thursday as he is recovering from a marathon 33-over stint in the fourth innings of the drawn second Test in Adelaide on Monday.

"Last couple of days I'll just take it easy and get ready tomorrow and prepare then," said Siddle on Wednesday.

"I feel good, I've got plenty of sleep and the body is feeling good which is nice.

"I woke up feeling good this morning so I'll have a bit of a trundle tomorrow and see how we go there."

Siddle admits his spell on Monday was one of the toughest experiences of his Test career as Faf du Plessis' defiant century earned South Africa their second draw in the series.

"It was very dry heat out on the field which was tough work and a lot of overs - just a bit of exhaustion and fight trying to get those last couple of wickets," he said.

Three new fast bowlers have been added to Australia's squad for the deciding Test - Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazlewood and John Hastings - after James Pattinson was ruled out.

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