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Peter Siddle (Getty Images)
Peter Siddle (Getty Images)

Perth - Veteran seamer Peter Siddle will return to bolster an Australian side keen to halt a losing streak in the first Test against South Africa starting on Thursday (04:30 SA time).

Captain Steve Smith confirmed on Wednesday his XI for the home season opener at the WACA in Perth, with Siddle preferred to the uncapped Joe Mennie.

Australia went down 3-0 in Sri Lanka in July-August to forfeit their top Test ranking, and then suffered a 5-0 thrashing in a one-day series in South Africa.

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