Siddle replaced by Franklin at Notts

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Nottinghamshire have been forced to make some changes to their overseas personnel, after Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle was recalled by Cricket Australia, thus prompting New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin's signing.

Nottinghamshire have been forced to make some changes to their overseas personnel, after Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle was recalled by Cricket Australia, thus prompting New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin's signing.

Siddle is Notts' top bowler in this year's County Championship, and was expected to stay for the whole season, but CA have decided to manage his workload by bringing him home. As such, Black Caps' Franklin will replace him.

Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell said: "Peter played a big part in some positive team performances in the LV= County Championship.

"It's a reality of signing centrally contracted players that their national boards have control of their availability and we appreciate the reasons behind this decision.

"I'd like to thank Peter for his contribution so far this season and have no doubt that he will continue to perform in the remaining time he has as a Nottinghamshire player."

Newell went on to say of Franklin's signing: "James has been recommended to us by Stephen Fleming and Andre Adams as a player that fits the bill for us in terms of talent and versatility.

"He'll bat in the lower middle order for us but he has batted much higher in T20 cricket around the world.

"A player like James gives us lots of options as he can play as one of our three main quick bowlers or take an all-rounder spot so he's not directly threatening the selection of any particular individual."

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