The former Australia fast bowler was set to return to Chelmsford as an overseas player for the County Championship and One-Day Cup campaigns.
The veteran took 221 Test wickets at a 30.66 clip.
Come on, Cricket Australia. Tell us who was picked last.
If ever there was a sign that Australian cricket had taken a major leap backwards in recent years, the retro outfit they have chosen to wear for the upcoming Gillette ODI Series against India would be it.
Australia seamer Peter Siddle is relishing the responsibility of being a leader on and off the field in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.