Ashton Agar, an all-rounder for Australia, is excited about the idea of playing on subcontinent pitches that are conducive to spin during the four-match Test series versus India in February.
Australia will visit India in February and March and will play four tests and three one-day internationals there. Agar claimed he has always wanted to play test cricket in India. He was added to Australia’s team for the third Test against South Africa after Cameron Green’s injury.
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Wickets In India Have Been Wild Recently: Ashton Agar
“It is in my mind,” he was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.
“I love watching the Test matches over there, and I think playing Test match cricket in India is something I’ve always wanted to do.
“It’s the most exciting cricket to watch on TV because the wickets have been wild recently. They’ve been spinning sideways, and I imagine they’ll spin a fair bit over there as well. It’s a tour I’d love to go on, but we’ll just wait and see what happens.”
Agar, a left-arm spinner who last participated in a Test match in 2017, has nine wickets in four matches. His total average from 63 first-class games is 41.84. Additionally, he has managed to score 2271 runs, including three hundreds.
Ashton Agar Feels He Is Suited To Bat At No.7
The 29-year-old, who made his Test debut against England in 2013 and struck a brilliant 98 batting at No. 11, stated that if given the opportunity, he would want to bat at No. 7.
“I feel like if I do come in I’ll be batting around that No.7 mark, which is really cool, that responsibility is really nice, it’s something I’ve been doing for Western Australia and I think it’s something that makes you play better to be honest,” Agar said.
“Professional sportsmen enjoy that responsibility, you feel like you have to step up and do that job for the team. If that opportunity came, I’d just give it my best crack.
“Any time you bat in four-day cricket you have time, particularly at No.7, there’s always enough time. All anyone wants is enough time to make 100, that’s every batter’s dream. I got close once, so it would be nice to do that.”