Injury ends Ashton Agar's tour of India

Ashton Agar picked just two wickets in as many games during the ongoing series against India
Ashton Agar picked just two wickets in as many games during the ongoing series against India
©REUTERS
 

Australia will miss the services of Ashton Agar in the final two One-Day Internationals against India after the left-arm-spinner sustained a broken finger.

The injury occurred during the third game of the series in Indore on Sunday when the 23-year-old hurt his little finger while attempting to field a ball.

Team doctor Richard Saw confirmed that Agar underwent scans on his finger after the game that revealed a fracture.

"Following the conclusion of the match he went for X-rays which have confirmed a fracture of the finger,” Saw said in a statement released by the Australian board.

"He will return home to Australia and consult a specialist with a possibility of surgery."

The team management confirmed that no replacement has been sought for Agar, who managed to pick just two wickets in as many games while conceding 125 runs.

The final two games of the series will be played in Bangalore and Nagpur with India already wrapping up the series 3-0 with wins in the first three games held in Chennai, Kolkata and Indore.

© Cricket World 2017

 

Australia tour of India 2017-18 - Player Profiles