Ashton Agar

Australia
Age
October 14, 1993 (29 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Melbourne, Victoria
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

Ashton Agar is an Australian bowling all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm orthodox. Agar, born on 14 October 1993, is from Melbourne, Victoria. Having made his first-class debut in 2013, he plays for Western Australia. He was a part of the 2012 Under-19 World Cup squad but didn’t get to play a single match.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

Australia, Australia A, Warwickshire, Middlesex, Western Australia, Australia Under-19, Perth Scorchers, National Performance Squad, Australians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
15
13
3
236
46*
23.6
273
86.45
0
0
25
1
T20I
42
24
4
256
29
12.8
238
107.56
0
0
17
9
Test
6
9
2
334
114*
47.71
592
56.42
1
1
44
3
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
15
15
774
694
14
2/31
5.38
49.57
55.29
0
0
0
T20I
42
42
850
960
44
6/30
6.78
21.82
19.32
2
2
0
Test
6
8
874
410
9
3/46
2.81
45.56
97.11
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Agar made his international debut in 2013 as well after Michael Clarke had surprised everyone by including him in the team for the opening Test of the Ashes series in England. Agar was quick to prove that Clarke’s decision wasn’t wrong. He made useful contributions with both bat and ball in the first Test.

Despite a dream start, Agar failed to retain the spot in the national team with sporadic appearances across the three formats. Now, Agar has matured as a cricketer and seems to have reserved his spot in the T20 format.

Test Career

As mentioned before, Agar had the best start to his international career anyone could ever dream of. At the age of just 19, he became a part of the Australian squad to participate in the Ashes series in 2013. It was an unforgettable debut. He came to bat at No.11 with Australia 117 for 9 wickets. In such a pressure situation, Agar made valuable 98 runs, the highest Test score ever achieved by a No. 11 player. He along with Phil Hughes put on a 163-run last-wicket stand, giving Australia a much-needed lead.

In the second innings, Agar picked up two wickets with Alastair Cook as his maiden victim. He, however, failed to perform with the bat in the second innings and Australia eventually lost the match by just 14 runs.

Despite the remarkable debut, Agar was dropped from the side after one more Test. The young Agar then worked hard to hone his batting as well as bowling skills. His hard work paid off as he was then called back into the national team for a series against India in 2017. He didn’t get to play then but was a part of the playing eleven for a series against Bangladesh.

The series went well for Agar and he looked like a much better bowler. Agar last played a Test match in September 2017 against Bangladesh.

Talking about Ashton Agar’s stats in Test cricket, he has played just four Tests so far and made 195 runs, including the highest score of 98 runs. His batting average is 32.5 and the strike rate is 55.56.

When it comes to his bowling stats, he has picked nine wickets so far at an average of 45.56 and an economy of 2.81. His best performance in an innings is three wickets for 46 runs, while in a match his best performance is five wickets for 101 runs.

ODI Career

Ashton Agar made his ODI debut against England at Emirates Old Trafford on 8 September 2015. He has played 13 ODIs (11 innings) so far and made 189 runs at an average of 21.0 and a strike rate of 89.15. His highest score in ODIs is 46 runs.

Speaking of his bowling stats, in 13 innings he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 61.9 and an economy of 5.6. His best bowling figures in ODI is two wickets for 48 runs.

Agar last played an ODI in March 2020 against South Africa.

T20I Career

Ashton Agar made his T20I debut against South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium on 6 March 2016. He has played 27 (13 innings) T20Is so far and made 147 runs. His batting average is 16.33 but his strike rate is 111.36. Agar’s highest score in T20Is is 29 runs and he has remained not out on four occasions.

Talking about his bowling, in 27 innings he has taken 30 wickets at an average of 20.87 and economy of 6.88. His best bowling performance is five wickets for 24 runs, which came against South Africa in Johannesburg. These are the best figures for Australia in T20Is which included a hat trick as well. Agar last played a T20I on 8 September 2020 against England at the Rose Bowl.

Ashton Agar is a promising all-rounder who is now a regular for Australia in the T20I format. He will surely be considered for Tests when Australia tours Asian countries because his left-arm orthodox bowling could prove lethal on slow subcontinent pitches.

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