Still left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has been recalled to Australia’s squad for the fifth Ashes take a look at in Sydney as the hosts ponder a twin-spin attack against England for the useless rubber.
MELBOURNE: Still left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has been recalled to Australia’s squad for the fifth Ashes take a look at in Sydney as the hosts ponder a twin-spin attack against England for the useless rubber.
The 24-12 months-previous, who played his last take a look at against Bangladesh in Chittagong in September, has been bundled together with frequent spinner Nathan Lyon for the Jan. four match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Still left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc, who missed the ongoing Melbourne take a look at because of to a heel damage, and middle get batsman Peter Handscomb, who was dropped from the aspect right after the second Adelaide take a look at, have been retained in the fourteen-man squad.
Agar broke a finger all through Australia’s limited-overs tour of India in September but returned to domestic motion before this month.
If Starc proves his health and fitness, Agar could be bundled at the price of seam bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh.
Agar’s inclusion will admirer speculation that 33-12 months-previous still left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe’s global job is over in spite of his look in five assessments on the subcontinent this 12 months and his match-winning 12-wicket haul against India in Pune.
O’Keefe was belatedly termed up for the Bangladesh tour right after paceman Josh Hazlewood was ruled out of the Chittagong take a look at with a aspect strain, but selectors have manufactured no secret of their need to glimpse to groom a younger spinner for the lengthy expression.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom Enhancing by Peter Rutherford)