After completing his tour of India, Ashton Agar will return to Western Australia to play in the state’s domestic cricket competition. The number of players on Australia’s test squad will not be increased before the third Border-Gavaskar Test, which will begin on March 1 in Indore.
The score of the series is 2-0 against Australia, and both David Warner and Josh Hazlewood have already been forced to return home due to injuries. Agar, on the other hand, will leave in perfect physical shape and will be prepared to play in both the 50-over Marsh Cup final that Western Australia will host on March 8 as well as Western Australia’s next Sheffield Shield match on March 2.
Mitchell Swepson Is Going to Board a Plane and Return to India
Mitchell Swepson went back to his native Australia to give birth to his first child before heading to the Delhi Test. After this, he is going to get on a plane and head back to India. Pat Cummins is expected to return to India before the third Test, despite the fact that his situation is still uncertain. He went home after the Delhi Test because of personal obligations, but he is currently in India for other reasons.
Because it is anticipated that Cameron Green will be fit to play in the third Test, Australia has not added another hitter to the roster in order to replace Warner.
Ashton Agar, who served as the second spinner alongside Nathan Lyon in Australia’s final home Test of the summer, which was played in Sydney against South Africa, was a member of the Test team that traveled to India.
However, Todd Murphy, an off-spinner who will play alongside Lyon and two fast bowlers in the first Test that will be held in Nagpur, was selected ahead of him. Matthew Kuhnemann, a left-arm orthodox bowler, made his Test debut despite not being a member of the initial team and having just arrived in India five days before the start of the Test match. This occurred because Australia made the decision to play three spinners in the second Test that was played in Delhi. Ashton Agar was once again left out of the team.
In March, Ashton Agar will be traveling to India to compete in an ODI series.
Tony Dodemaide, the Australian selector who was touring with the team, made the unprecedented decision on the first morning in Delhi to reveal the team’s lineup to the Australian media before the coin toss. According to Dodemaide, Ashton Agar’s performance in red-ball bowling “is not quite where he wants it to be,” which is the primary reason why he was not selected.
Yesterday, at the team hotel, Ashton Agar and Dodemaide got together, and at that time, it was decided that Agar would be sent back home. It is still anticipated that he will go to India with the One-Day International team in March. Once there, he will play an essential part in Australia’s preparations for the World Cup, which will be held in India later this year.