Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar just lately admitted that it’s tough for him to interrupt into the ODI facet and that he’s as an alternative pushing his case within the shortest format. The 27-year-old is part of the six-match limited-overs collection in opposition to India, beginning on November 27 on the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In an interview with AAP, Ashton Agar acknowledged that it is rather arduous for a spinner to be within the taking part in XI of Australia’s ODI squad. This is as a result of the Kangaroos usually favor just one spinner of their line-up, and Adam Zampa has all the time been the frontrunner for that function.
“Yeah I haven’t played white-ball cricket for a while now, but that’s nothing that worries me too much…The one-day side is a hard side to get into. Unless you’re going to pick two spinners, Adam Zampa has a run of it at the start anyway. I’ve done everything I can in T20 cricket to push my case. I feel really confident in that format and feel like I can showcase my skills,” Ashton Agar stated.
While Ashton Agar final performed an ODI in March this yr in opposition to South Africa, he has fared properly in T20Is. He picked up 8 wickets in 3 matches at a outstanding common of 8.50 in opposition to the Proteas, earlier than scalping 5 wickets in as many video games at 12.50 in opposition to England in September this yr.
Ashton Agar backing himself going into India’s tour Down Under
Ashton Agar has put within the arduous yards within the Sheffield Shield just lately, and he’s excessive on confidence going into India’s tour of Australia 2020-21.
“I think I bowled about 150 overs in three Shield games…I bowled on some wickets that were absolute highways. Trying to think batsmen out on really good wickets actually holds you in good stead going into an ODI and T20 series,” Ashton Agar signed off.
Ashton Agar has taken 30 wickets at a powerful economic system of 6.88 in 27 T20Is, however he has managed to choose up simply 10 wickets at an economic system of 5.68 from 13 ODIs.
India’s tour kickstarts with a 3-match ODI collection adopted by as many T20Is, earlier than the motion shifts to the 4-Test collection beginning with a pink-ball sport on December 17.
Published 21 Nov 2020, 11:36 IST