14 Nov 2008

Symonds is back for Australia after going fishing

7:16 am on 14 November 2008

All-rounder Andrew Symonds has been recalled to Australia's Test cricket squad ahead of next week's first Test against New Zealand at the Gabba.

Symonds has been included in a 13-man squad along with Victorian fast bowler Peter Siddle with selectors dropping leg-spinning allrounder Cameron White.

Symonds returns after missing the four-Test tour of India when dropped after going fishing instead of attending a team meeting during the one-day series against Bangladesh in Darwin in September.

Siddle made his Test debut in the second Test against India in Mohali, taking four wickets, but then made way when Stuart Clark returned from an elbow injury.