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newscricket2 months ago

Have learnt a lot since touring Bangladesh in 2017, affirms Ashton Agar

Ashton Agar is eyeing to make his return to Test cricket with the aim of playing in Asia where Australia have three tours scheduled for the 2022/23 WTC cycle. Agar is confident and plans to work on exploiting footmarks, something that has been a recipe for success for left-arm spinners.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Spots up for grabs as Australia approach Windies litmus test with an eye on World T20

Australia return to the cricket field this week after a four-month hiatus, and awaiting them is a wounded Windies side desperate to make amends following a heart-shattering loss against the Proteas. SportsCafe looks at the key talking points for the Aussies heading into the five-match series.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

WI vs AUS | Spin will play a key role in the powerplay, asserts Ashton Agar

Ashton Agar believes spin will be crucial against West Indies in their upcoming five-match T20I series starting on July 10 in St Lucia. Agar also said that he enjoys his partnership with fellow spinner Adam Zampa and it is fun to compete for a spot given, Australive has four spinners in the squad.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | Not surprised at all on players’ withdrawal from IPL, asserts Ashton Agar

Australian spinner Ashton Agar has asserted that he isn’t one bit surprised at the international players’ withdrawal mid-way from the cash-rich IPL. He also insisted that it takes a toll on the players’ mental health, staying weeks and weeks in the various bio-bubbles, during international stints.
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newscricket7 months ago

NZ vs AUS | Andrew McDonald hints at multiple changes for third T20I after back-to-back losses

On the back of two consecutive losses, Andrew McDonald has hinted that Australia could make several changes to strengthen their middle-order setup, batting and bowling, where the hosts have edged past them. He also added that everyone in the squad would get their opportunity in this series.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs ENG | Loved watching Axar Patel bowl; hopefully pitches stay the same in Asia, opines Ashton Agar 

Australian spinner Ashton Agar has asserted that he loved watching the Indian left-arm spinner Axar Patel in action and would love to see turners in the sub-continent going ahead as well. Earlier, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon had also come out in support of the Indian wickets.
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featurecricket10 months ago

From Steve Smith’s A+ to MItchell Starc’s F: Grading every Australian player who played the ODIs

Dominance is a word that has evaded the Australian side in limited-overs cricket of late, but through their display in the ODIs versus India, the Kangaroos reaffirmed why they will always be a champion side. Aussie Report Cards in recent times have not looked great, but not in this series, though.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | 3rd ODI Takeaways: India’s conversion issues, Ashton Agar’s case and Shardul Thakur’s pin-point Australian execution

After two incredibly one-sided contests in Sydney, the focus shifted to Canberra in a game of pride for both the sides. India, recovering from 152/5 - on the back of Pandya-Jadeja partnership scored 302 in the first innings. In the chase, Australia despite Maxwell's brilliance fell short by 14 runs.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | I've done everything I can in T20 cricket to push my case, insists Ashton Agar

Ashton Agar has stated that he has done everything that has been asked and then some more to deserve a chance in the Australia T20 side, although he understands that breaking into the ODI side will be difficult. Agar has further added that bowling in Shield games will help him in white-ball cricket.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs PAK | I am trying to play some better cricket shots, insists Ashton Agar

Australian spinner Ashton Agar has insisted that he is trying to play better cricketing shots to take the game deep and the second T20I against England was an example of this approach. He added that it is weird to play without crowds as Australia are always welcomed with sweet words by English fans.
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