Opening batsman Jake Fraser-McGurk and pacer Wes Agar were added to Australia’s squad for the final T20I clash against West Indies. Notably, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Wes Agar have not played any T20I match in their international career so far.
21-year-old Fraser-McGurk recently made his international debut in the ODI series against West Indies. The right-handed batter was part of the last two ODI games against West Indies, which Australia won comfortably.
On the other hand, 27-year-old pacer Wes Agar returns to the national side after July 2021, when he played two ODIs for the team against West Indies. He failed to get any wickets in both games and was sidelined from the national squad for more than two years.
Jake Fraser-McGurk Wes Agar joins Australia squad for AUS vs WI final T20I
Australia is set to face West Indies in the final T20I game. The AUS vs WI 3rd T20I takes place on Tuesday, February 13 at Perth Stadium in Perth. Jake Fraser-McGurk and Wes Agar were added to the squad ahead of the final game.
Notably, Australia has already won the three-match series after winning the first two games. Since the AUS vs WI 3rd T20I encounter is a dead-rubber game for the hosts, they are highly likely to add Jake Fraser-McGurk and Wes Agar to the playing 11.
Jake Fraser-McGurk hit quickfire 41 runs in the 3rd ODI
While Agar struggled in his previous international outing in July 2021, McGurk impressed with his explosive batting show in the recent AUS vs WI ODI series. The right-handed batter made his ODI debut in AUS vs WI 2nd ODI.
However, he got out cheaply for 10 runs in the encounter. He bounced back in the next match. In the 3rd ODI in Canberra, the young batter slammed a quickfire knock of 41 runs off 18 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Australia comfortably won the match by 8 wickets after chasing down a mere 87-run target set by the Caribbean team in the 1st innings. Winning the ODI game in just 6.5 overs, Australia also shattered many previous records.
Fraser earned a national call after his stunning show in the Big Bash League. Playing for Melbourne Renegades, the right-handed batter shammed 257 runs at a 158+ strike rate. He also slammed 18 sixes in the tournament.
Wes Agar has impressed in the Big Bash League
Similarly, Wes Agar impressed with his performance in the Big Bash League for Adelaide Strikers. The 27-year-old pacer finished as the leading wicket-taker for the team with 18 wickets in the 2022-23 season. This season, he only played 4 games and picked 2 wickets.
AUS vs WI 3rd T20I will take place on Tuesday, February 13 at Perth Stadium in Australia. Australia leads the series 2-0 after winning the first two games by 11 and 34 runs respectively. Australia grabbed a clean sweep against West Indies in the ODI series earlier.