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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

Australia news

Australia selectors build a squad from hunches

Feb 9, 2016: Rod Marsh and his panel have reasons for picking Peter Nevill, Adam Zampa, and Ashton Agar for the World T20, but they are less about performances than impressions

Daniel Brettig

Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League 2015-16, Sydney

Bancroft, Agar fifties guide Scorchers to easy win

Jan 7, 2016: Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Agar produced fine counterattacking fifties to help Perth Scorchers to a 30-run win against Sydney Thunder in Sydney

The Report by Tristan Lavalette

WA v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Agar hundred keeps WA in control

Dec 8, 2015: Ashton Agar scored his second first-class century as Western Australia remained in control on the third day of their Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania in Perth

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania v WA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart

Western Australia on top after Klinger's double-century

Oct 29, 2015: Michael Klinger scored the fifth double-century of his first-class career and Ashton Agar registered his maiden hundred as Western Australia dominated the second day against Tasmania in Hobart

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Agar holds his own in harsh reality

Sep 8, 2015: His ODI debut was far less eventful than his first Test appearance, but Ashton Agar showed that his primary role as a spinner could yet serve Australia well

Daniel Brettig at Old Trafford

Australia in England 2015

Ashton Agar to face England again

Aug 12, 2015: Ashton Agar will return to international cricket for the first time since his memorable cameo in the 2013 Ashes series, after being chosen as the lone spin bowler in Australia's ODI squad

Daniel Brettig in Nottingham

India v Australia, A-team tri-series 2015

Agar, Lynn seal final berth with three-wicket win

Aug 10, 2015: A maiden List A five-wicket haul from Ashton Agar formed the base for Australia A's three-wicket win over India A, their third successive win in the tournament

The Report by Alagappan Muthu in Chennai

India A v Australia A, 2nd unofficial Test, 1st day, Chennai

'Very satisfying to get Kohli out' - Agar

Jul 29, 2015: Australia A dominated the first day in Chennai as they bowled India A out for 135 and then shaved off 43 from the deficit without loss

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

Australia A in India 2015

Fit-again Agar hopeful of Australia return

Jul 28, 2015: Ashton Agar looks set to play his first competitive game since a shoulder injury sidelined him for four months

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

Queensland v WA, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 4th day

Western Australia complete clinical win

Mar 8, 2015: A collapse which saw them lose seven wickets for 75 runs ended Queensland's hopes of a place in the Sheffield Shield final, as they lost to Western Australia by 95 runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, 4th day

WA fall three runs short in thrilling draw

Feb 19, 2015: Shaun Marsh nearly pulled off a remarkable victory for Western Australia at the Gliderol Stadium, but he was unable to hit the final delivery of the match for a boundary, meaning they fell just three runs short, and South Australia hung on for a draw

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, 3rd day

Voges and Klinger flay South Australia

Feb 18, 2015: Adam Voges and Michael Klinger piled on runs and agony on South Australia, as Western Australia surged to 8 for 611, and built a lead of 142 runs at Gliderol stadium in Adelaide.

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA v WA, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 2nd day

Voges, Klinger lead Western Australia's strong reply

Feb 17, 2015: Western Australia replied strongly with 2 for 169 after bowling out South Australia for 469 on the second day at Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Australia 2014-15

Second spinner or allrounder?

Jan 1, 2015: Australia picked Ashton Agar as a left-arm spinner when they first selected him, but his evolution since then suggests his batting potential might be as much of a factor in his latest selection

Daniel Brettig

India in Australia 2014-15

Agar added to squad for Sydney Test

Dec 30, 2014: Ashton Agar has been added to Australia's squad for the fourth Test in Sydney as the selectors contemplate a twin spin attack with Nathan Lyon

Brydon Coverdale

Western Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 4th day

Victoria win despite another Voges ton

Dec 12, 2014: Adam Voges scored his second century of the match but it was not enough for Western Australia to stop Victoria securing a 117-run win on the fourth day at the WACA

ESPNcricinfo staff

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

408 for 6 declared; 63 overs

Dec 1, 2014: Tributes have continued to flow in various forms for Phillip Hughes with a club cricketer foregoing the chance of a record score to honour the batsman

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Marsh, Harris ruled out of Pakistan series

Jul 22, 2014: Batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of Australia's next two tours with an elbow injury, while fast bowler Ryan Harris has also been officially declared unavailable for the series against Pakistan in the UAE

Brydon Coverdale

Watching Ashton Agar

Mar 28, 2014: When you make 98 from No. 11 on debut, it is your premature fate to never just be another name on a teamsheet

Christian Ryan
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