Australia Recall Ashton Agar For The Sydney Test

Australia Recall Ashton Agar For The Sydney Test
Western-Australia left-arm spinner, Ashton Agar has got a surprise call from the selectors for the Commonwealth Bank Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Western-Australia left-arm spinner, Ashton Agar has got a surprise call from the selectors for the Commonwealth Bank Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Agar, who turned 21 two months back, has been added to the 13 man squad of Australia that had regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy having drawn the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), earlier today.

Agar made a dashing debut to International Cricket with a splendid 98 batting at number 11 and also shared a world record for the tenth wicket partnership with Philip Hughes in the 2013 Ashes.

However, he struggled with the ball picking just 2 wickets at an average of 124 in the two tests he was part of apparently losing his spot to Lyon.

The left-arm spinner has been spending months in the National Cricket Centre at Brisbane during the off-season working on his bowling with Cricket Australia's spin coach, John Davison.

Now that Australia have regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, we can expect some changes in the starting eleven of the Sydney Test which begins on January 6.

Australia Squad for Fourth Test:

Steve Smith (captain), Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Shaun Marsh, Brad Haddin, Joe Burns, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Ashton Agar.

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