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Ashton Agar is hopeful of making a return to the Australian side for the fifth Test match in Sydney. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Last Update on: January 9th, 2019 at 05:55 pm

Aussie all-rounder Ashton Agar is all set to play for Middlesex in the upcoming T20 campaign this particular season. The club announced on Tuesday. Agar has been part of the Australian playing XI on four occasions and has also appeared in 7 T20I matches. He will join the Australian squad after the conclusion of the five-match ODI series against England. As per reports, he is available to play all 7 group matches. He will be part of the Middlesex until the end of the tournament if Middlesex qualifies for the knockout stages.

“I’m thrilled and very grateful to have signed for Middlesex for the upcoming Blast campaign and look forward to the challenge of achieving success with them,” Agar was quoted as saying in a statement released by Middlesex.

“It’s a great opportunity to play with an exciting group of players coached by Dan Vettori, a person I always looked up to as a young spinner and cricketer in general. I can’t wait to walk out at Lords, one of the most beautiful grounds in the world – it’s quite a privilege.”

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Ashton Agar gave away 24 runs in three overs the last time they played against New Zealand. (Photo by Morgan Hancock/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Manager Director of Middlesex Cricket Angus Fraser said that Agar in all likelihood would fill the all-important vacuum in the squad.

“In conversations with Daniel Vettori, it became apparent that we required an all-rounder to strengthen our T20 side. Ashton Agar’s name quickly came to the top of our list,” said Fraser.

“Ashton is developing into a high-quality cricketer. He has shown that he can bat at the top of the order and continues to be an effective bowler. He is available for the entire tournament and is a cracking young man,” added the former England pace bowler.

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