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Should Australia's batsmen require some advice about stepping into the shoes of Michael Hussey and Ricky Ponting, they could do far worse than look across to the other side of the dressing room.
While Phillip Hughes has been up at night thinking about the idea of replacing the seemingly irreplaceable, the Test team's fast bowlers have learned how to step up when asked. If the rotation or management of fast bowlers has been the source of some consternation among some former players, portions of the public and shriller segments of the media, it has also added to the collective poise of the battery at Australia's disposal.
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"There are a lot of games of cricket and we've got a busy Test match period coming up, which is going to put a lot of pressure on all the bowlers. But I think by having that backing by the blokes on the side, the reserves, we can keep being competitive and very competitive, as we've shown."
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"I really want to make this three position my own. I'd really love to hold that spot going forward and I suppose everyone has to step up now. [Ponting's] been unbelievably consistent now for years, so it's about us all being really consistent and going to the next level."
Next to Clarke and the seasoned reservist Johnson, Siddle's 36 Tests will make him Australia's third-most experienced Test player when Hussey's career concludes. While Siddle admitted to feeling a little "weird" about his advance in seniority, he also reasoned that he had spent enough time in and out of the team to learn what worked for him, allowing him to impart knowledge and advice to others.
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"Last year I benefited from all that work I put in and actually concentrating a bit harder on what I had to do to be a professional cricketer and play at the highest level. Sometimes those little hiccups along the way sometimes do help if you take it the right way and go about changing those things.
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