Ashton Agar eyes T20 World Cup recall after stellar performance in Big Bash League

Ashton Agar, left-arm spin all-rounder, eyes a comeback to the Australian squad for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, fueled by his outstanding four-over spell in the Big Bash League.

Ashton Agar, the left-arm spin all-rounder, is setting his sights on a potential return to the Australian team for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies. His ambitions stem from a record-breaking bowling display in the Big Bash League (BBL), where he produced an exceptional four-over spell of 2-6 against the Sydney Thunder.

Despite missing Australia’s victorious 2023 ODI World Cup campaign due to a calf injury, Agar was part of the squad that clinched the 2021 T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE. Expressing his eagerness for a national team comeback, Agar emphasized his passion for representing Australia and playing alongside his teammates.

“I’m looking forward to that World Cup, 100 per cent. I’d love to be there. I love playing for Australia and being part of that great team. Although I’ve spent a lot of time on the bench in that team, I’ve still had a fantastic time,” Agar expressed to cricket.com.au.

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Agar credited his recent exceptional performance to his experience bowling on spinning pitches, citing his ability to deliver an extremely tight spell with 18 dot-balls – a league record for a spinner in the BBL. He highlighted the valuable lessons from playing on challenging pitches, particularly drawing from experiences in Bangladesh where conditions were more challenging than encountered in the recent match.

The Perth Scorchers’ all-rounder acknowledged the significance of learning from those experiences and appreciated the team’s effective communication regarding strategies for such conditions. Agar praised the team’s cohesive communication and emphasized the execution of strategies, noting the success achieved by their batsmen in the challenging conditions.

Currently positioned second in the BBL standings, the Perth Scorchers are set to face the undefeated Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Wednesday, continuing their campaign with confidence following Agar’s stellar performance and aiming to maintain their momentum in the tournament.

-IANS