BBL 2018-19: Ashton Agar Ruled Out of the Sydney Sixers Games
An untimely ankle injury will keep all-rounder Ashton Agar out of the Sydney Sixers game later toning. Meanwhile, this will be a massive blow to the Perth Scorchers as Agar’s injury unsettle the balance of the side.
Agar looked in good touch this season picking five wickets along with 58 runs from seven games this season. Young fast-bowling all-rounder Cameron Green will replace Ashton Agar in the squad. The 19-year-old, Green is yet to make his debut for the Scorchers. However, he has been impressive since making his debut for Western Australia back in 2017. Green comes into the squad in good form, having blasted an unbeaten 119 from 145 balls for Subiaco-Floreat in the WACA Premier competition yesterday.
Ashton Agar should be available for Friday night’s BBL game against the Hobart Hurricanes, according to Scorchers sports science sports medicine manager Nick Jones.
“Ash sustained a moderate grade right ankle lateral ligament injury whilst fielding in the last BBL match against the Melbourne Stars, and did not pass a fitness test last night,” he said.
“He will continue his rehabilitation with the aim of being available for our next BBL match against Hobart,” he added.
Opening batsman Michael Klinger remains in the squad, despite a reported rib injury sustained at training this week. Perth Scorchers take on the Sydney Sixers at Optus Stadium tonight.
The Scorchers, meanwhile, finds themselves at the bottom of the table with only two wins from seven outings. They will have to turn the tide soon if they want to stay in contention for qualifying for the playoffs.