Full name Ashton Charles Agar
Born October 14, 1993, Melbourne, Victoria
Current age 21 years 290 days
Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Perth Scorchers, Western Australia, Western Australia Under-23s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 10-14, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 18-21, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Jan 24-27, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Victoria v Western Australia at Hobart, Mar 21-25, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Jan 30, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lions v Perth Scorchers at Ahmedabad, Sep 23, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 21, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|44*, 3/100, 1/29||West Aust||v Victoria||Hobart||21 Mar 2015||FC|
|1/77||West Aust||v NSW||Perth||13 Mar 2015||FC|
|25, 1/64, 7, 3/41||West Aust||v Queensland||Brisbane||5 Mar 2015||FC|
|1/82, 0, 4/22||West Aust||v NSW||Newcastle||25 Feb 2015||FC|
|5/133, 64, 5/81||West Aust||v South Aust||Adelaide||16 Feb 2015||FC|
|1/42||Scorchers||v Melb Stars||Melbourne||21 Jan 2015||T20|
|7, 1/27||Scorchers||v Hurricanes||Hobart||11 Jan 2015||T20|
|0/23||Scorchers||v Heat||Perth||8 Jan 2015||T20|
|0, 2/24||Scorchers||v Strikers||Adelaide||6 Jan 2015||T20|
|1/26, 31*||Scorchers||v Syd Thunder||Perth||1 Jan 2015||T20|
Ashton Agar has so far turned almost as many heads as he has turned cricket balls. At the age of 19 he has a place in the squads of Western Australia, the Perth Scorchers, and also the national team, having sensationally been upgraded from an internship on the 2013 tour of India to a more expansive role in Michael Clarke's squad. Agar's rapid rise continued when he was included in Australia's XI for the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2013. Once in the Test side, he made his debut an unforgettable one: coming in at No.11, with Australia reeling at 117 for 9, Agar struck an astonishing 98 - the highest Test score ever by a No.11 - playing strokes that top-order batsmen would be proud of. He missed his hundred by a whisker, but didn't let that dampen his mood, as he picked up Alastair Cook as his maiden victim, thus becoming the first teenaged Australian spinner to take a Test wicket.
Of Sri Lankan background and possessing a frame 187cm tall, Agar has the pedigree and the physical attributes to suggest his left-arm spin will be successful, impressing many on his first-class debut for WA against New South Wales at Blacktown Oval. He had been Australia's second spinner behind Ashton Turner at the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, but developed quickly in Perth after being plucked from under the noses of state selectors in Victoria, where he was raised. An intelligent, considered young cricketer, Agar has also aspired to a career in the law, though a degree with Deakin University has been deferred due to his burgeoning cricket commitments.
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