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Ashton Agar
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Ashton Agar

Australia|bowler
Ashton Agar

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2021

Full Name

Ashton Charles Agar

Born

October 14, 1993, Melbourne, Victoria

Age

27y 179d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Ashton Agar initially turned almost as many heads as he has turned cricket balls. At the age of 19 he had 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 the team 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 had the pedigree and the physical attributes to suggest his left-arm spin would 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.

After his startling start to international cricket, further success has been harder to come by with sporadic appearances across the three formats - including just two further Tests since that 2013 Ashes series - although by 2020 he had settled into the T20 set-up, forming a promising pairing with Adam Zampa. Against South Africa in Johannesburg he took 5 for 24, the best figures for Australia in T20Is, which included a hat-trick.

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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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4887441093/465/10145.552.8197.10000
ODI1414714663122/442/4455.255.5759.50000
T20I3232648743386/306/3019.556.8717.00020
FC611071243863581546/11010/14141.283.0680.70362
List A585728452457675/395/3936.675.1842.40010
T201019317842201836/306/3026.517.4021.40020
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4711959832.5035155.550124300
ODI141222174621.7024090.410022170
T20I321741762913.53156112.8200135200
FC6190122166114*27.76411152.6831126420220
List A584598186422.7289491.49016424270
T2010174229116817.51784116.19016332540
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
West Aust vs NSW80/4411-Apr-2021SydneyList A
West Aust vs Tasmania12/2508-Apr-2021PerthList A
West Aust vs Tasmania9 & 92/136 & 2/5803-Apr-2021PerthFC
Australia vs New Zealand60/2607-Mar-2021WellingtonT20I # 1129
Australia vs New Zealand02/1105-Mar-2021WellingtonT20I # 1127

Photos


Ashton Agar celebrates the wicket of Devon Conway
Ashton Agar injured his calf while batting
Ashton Agar goes up in appeal
Ashton Agar successfully appeals for the wicket of Shubman Gill
Ashton Agar worked his way to a five-wicket haul
All-round double: Ashton Agar and Michael Neser both scored centuries and took five-wicket hauls