Deccan Herald – Ashton Agar said on Sunday that he was ready for another crack at England after being called into Australia’s squad as the second spinning option for this week’s final Ashes Test in Sydney.

Summary

  • Ashton Agar said on Sunday that he was ready for another crack at England after being called into Australia’s squad as the second spinning option for this week’s final Ashes Test in Sydney.
  • Whether Agar plays alongside first-choice spinner Nathan Lyon depends on the state of the Sydney Cricket Ground pitch, which in the past has earned a reputation as a turning wicket.
  • However Agar, 24, has played only three Tests since then after he managed just two wickets at 124 in two matches in that series more than four years ago.
  • He played in both Tests against Bangladesh this year and said he was ready to take on England if he got his chance in Thursday’s Sydney Test.
  • Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, who missed the Melbourne Test with a bruised heel, was bidding to play in Sydney and it was likely either Agar or Starc would replace Jackson Bird in the final Australia XI.


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