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Big Bash League 2017-18

What makes the Perth Scorchers' list remarkable?

Jan 30, 2018: Perth Scorchers have been accused of "bundling" state and club contracts, but their method of tapping talent and getting players to pledge allegiance to the entire WA set-up has contributed to their unprecedented success

Jarrod Kimber and Daniel Brettig

Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2017-18, Perth

Turner, Bancroft fifties move Scorchers to top spot

Jan 20, 2018: Scorchers went top after winning their sixth-straight game at the WACA, this time against third-placed Hurricanes - and Jofra Archer was exciting IPL observers once more

The Report by Geoff Lemon

Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, BBL 2017-18, Alice Springs

Agar, Cartwright help Scorchers reclaim top spot

Jan 13, 2018: Ashton Agar followed his three wickets with an unbeaten 26 in a 71-run stand with Hilton Cartwright to seal Perth Scorchers' chase of 113 on a two-paced pitch in Alice Springs

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2017-18, Perth

Scorchers romp home with Turner 70

Jan 8, 2018: A stunning innings from Ashton Turner helped Perth Scorchers to another record run-chase at the WACA and back to the top spot on the BBL table

The Report by Alex Malcolm in Perth

The Ashes 2017-18

New year, new Ashton Agar

Dec 31, 2017: Four years after a meteoric rise and fall, the young left-arm spinner has gathered experience on bowling, international cricket, and life

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2017

Ashton Agar ruled out of remaining India ODIs

Sep 25, 2017: The Australia left-arm spinner fractured his right little finger while fielding in the third ODI in Indore

ESPNcricinfo staff

Indian Board President's XI v Australians, Chennai

Agar, batting power help Australians make winning start

Sep 12, 2017: Four half-centuries, and a four-wicket haul from Ashton Agar led the visitors to a 103-run victory in the warm-up fixture in Chennai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Australia's juniors fight after seniors desert again

Aug 28, 2017: Up against Bangladesh's spin challenge, it was left to Australia's least-experienced trio of Ashton Agar, Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb to save face

Daniel Brettig

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day

Bangladesh tighten grip with late wickets

Aug 27, 2017: The hosts made 260 after choosing to bat in Mirpur, and then rattled Australia just before stumps on the first day

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Khawaja, Agar set for Test comebacks in Bangladesh

Aug 18, 2017: Captain Steven Smith has also indicated that Australia's No. 6 position - between Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright - will be based on pitch conditions

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Injured Starc out of Bangladesh Tests, O'Keefe dropped

Jun 16, 2017: Mitchell Starc will miss Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh in August due to injury, while left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe has been axed despite bowling Australia to victory with a 12-wicket haul against India in Pune earlier this year

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Faulkner, Marsh, O'Keefe, Siddle cut amid pay talks

Apr 24, 2017: James Faulkner, Shaun Marsh, Steve O'Keefe and Peter Siddle have all been jettisoned from Cricket Australia's proposed list of centrally contracted players

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney

Australia's combination a mystery for Sydney

Dec 31, 2016: Will Australia pick a seam allrounder and play two spinners at the SCG? Or will they play a spin allrounder, a specialist spinner and three quicks?

Brydon Coverdale

Pakistan in Australia 2016-17

Australia call up O'Keefe and Agar

Dec 30, 2016: Australia have dropped batsman Nic Maddinson for next week's Sydney Test, while left-arm spinners Steve O'Keefe and Ashton Agar have been included in a 13-man squad

Daniel Brettig

Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers, BBL 2016-17, Melbourne

Agar's last-ball six seals thriller for Scorchers

Dec 29, 2016: Michael Klinger's 55-ball 72 and Mitchell Marsh's brutal 34 were also vital to Perth Scorchers' sixth win over Melbourne Renegades in six matches

The Report by Will Macpherson in Melbourne

New South Wales v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Sydney, 2nd day

Agar takes six, but NSW claim lead

Nov 5, 2016: After Western Australia were dismissed for 216 on day one, New South Wales had moved along to 4 for 250 before Agar sparked a lower-order collapse on a dry pitch that has suited spinners right from the start

ESPNcricinfo staff

Matador Cup 2016-17

Agar stars as Western Australia win rain-hit match

Oct 17, 2016: Ashton Agar smashed 47 off 19 balls to set up victory for Western Australia in a severely rain-shortened match against the Cricket Australia XI at Hurstville Oval in Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Agar set to miss Matador Cup due to shoulder surgery

Jul 22, 2016: Ashton Agar will have surgery on his injured right shoulder and is expected to miss three to four months, ruling him out of the Matador Cup one-day competition

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Agar sidelined by shoulder injury

Jul 13, 2016: Ashton Agar will miss at least some of Australia A's winter matches and could yet be in doubt for the start of the domestic summer after suffering a shoulder injury at pre-season training

ESPNcricinfo staff

Book extract

The Agar error

Feb 28, 2016: A look at the Australian spinner's struggle after his remarkable arrival as a teenager in the 2013 Ashes

Michael Hussey
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