Aussies thank RCA for hospitality

Updated: 28 September 2008 15:04 IST

The Australians can't stop thanking the Rajasthan Cricket Association for extending its state of the art facilities to them.

Aussies thank RCA for hospitality

Jaipur:

The Australians can't stop thanking the Rajasthan Cricket Association for extending its state of the art facilities to them with pacer Peter Siddle on Sunday saying that the RCA's gesture has made the team better prepared for the Test series against India.

"We had a good preparation for the Test series. It is a good opportunity to have come here. The bowlers had bowled in different wickets, the batters had some hits in different conditions. So far so good, We are in fine nick," he said after his side's two-day practice game against RCA Centre of Excellence ended in a draw.

Siddle praised RCA for the gesture to generously open the facilities at its Future Cricket Academy.

"It is a fine gesture by them. The academy has different outdoor surfaces. We batted and bowled in different surfaces which we might just find ourselves in the Test series," he told reporters at a press conference.

Asked about the role of pacers in the Test series on slow and turning pitches in India, Siddle said the fast bowlers will certainly have some role to play.

"It depends on the conditions at the venues, the nature of the pitch. It is always good for pacers to take some early wickets and then the spinners chipped in later. That is Test cricket," said the 23-year-old fast bowler.

On his own role in the series, he said he is looking forward to enjoy cricket if given a chance.

"I am looking forward to the series. I am here as fifth fast bowler but if I get any chance to play I will try to do my best and enjoy cricket in India," said Siddle who took one wicket for seven runs from six overs on Sunday.



Topics : Cricket Australia
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