In the most recent round of the Border-Gavaskar Series, injuries forced David Warner and Josh Hazlewood to withdraw. And now another Australian Cricketer Ashton Agar has withdrawn from the series. Ashton will now represent Western Australia in the on-going Sheffield Shield, it has been reported. Ashton has reportedly taken a flight to Perth. Ashton has reportedly taken a flight to Perth and will now compete for Western Australia in the ongoing Sheffield Shield. After Warner and Hazlewood, Ashton is the third player to be ruled out of the team.
It looks like that Ashton’s decision to leave is related to the fact that he was ignored during the first two tests. Australia chose Todd Murphy and Matt Kuhnemann, who weren’t even on the original roster, in his stead.
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“Agar has put in a tonne of effort and given his all to help the team. We applaud the tremendous amount of work he has put in. Whatever spin structure we chose in the first Test (between Murphy, Agar, and Swepson) was a very tight call. The two off-spinners’ compatibility was in doubt; nevertheless, “Cricket.com.au cited Tony Dodemaide, Australia’s national team selector, as saying.
Next week, the 29-year-old will make a comeback to compete in Western Australia’s Shield game against Tasmania at the WACA.
According to Cricket Australia, Australia’s skipper Pat Cummins had to fly home few days ago owing to a “severe family ailment.” Although, Before the third Test of the four-game series, which will begin on March 1 at Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium, Cummins is anticipated to return.