Ashton Agar not going to be a part of Australia’s World Cup squad

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Australia allrounder, Ashton Agar has been ruled out completely from the upcoming ODI World Cup.

Apparently, he has suffered a major calf injury that could take time to heal completely.

Meanwhile, in any marquee event, spinners are always expected to play a huge role for the team.

While Australia had Agar in their ranks and were planning to use him in their matches, unfortunately, the latter has to sit out.

Previously, Agar had been dealing with calf issues lately. It started with his training with Western Australia before the South Africa series.

He was then ruled out of the T20I series against the Proteas but then returned for the ODI leg.

But, even then, after bowling in the first game, Agar was pulled out for the entire series due to soreness in his calf.

Agar missed the India series and now the ODI World Cup

After the South Africa series, Agar missed out on the India series as he went home for the birth of his child.

However, he was selected in Australia’s 15-member ODI World Cup squad and would have been pivotal.

While the Aussies expected the quick recovery of Agar, he unfortunately gave them bad news in terms of recovery.

Additionally, players like Travis Head and Nathan Ellis are also injured and are being monitored by the medical staff.

Australia will now hope that Agar returns in the middle of the tournament fully recovered.

A look at Agar’s stats in ODIs for Australia

Meanwhile, talking about Agar’s ODI outings for Australia, he has now nearly ten years of experience playing for the Aussies.

He made his debut in ODIs in 2015 and has played only 22 games so far. But, he has picked up 21 wickets at an average of 45.62.

Furthermore, he has scored 322 runs at an average of 24.77. While the numbers don’t look promising, it is to be noted that Agar could be effective in subcontinental conditions.

The real reason for his number being so low in ODIs is the fact that he has mostly bowled in Australian and English conditions.

Here, the pitches are such that spinners don’t get enough bounce and turn and he has also batted very low in the batting order.

On the other hand, Australia are set to begin their ODI World Cup campaign on the 8th of October against India.

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