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Ashton Agar added to Australia squad for Sydney Test

Ashton Agar has recovered from a finger injury
Ashton Agar has recovered from a finger injury

Australia have added left-arm-spinner Ashton Agar into the squad for the fifth and final Test against England to be played in Sydney.

The 24-year-old last played during the Test series in Bangladesh in September but now will join Nathan Lyon in the squad as the additional spinner with the pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground expected to take turn.

Agar suffered a broken finger during the limited overs series against India but returned to domestic cricket at the start of the month.

Meanwhile, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, who missed the ongoing fourth Test in Melbourne has been retained in the squad along with Peter Handscomb, who was overlooked for the last two games.

Australia have already retained the Ashes series after registering wins in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Australia 14-man squad for Sydney Test:

Steven Smith (captain), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Agar

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