Australian spinner Ashton Agar has expressed his desire to play for his nation in all formats after impressing in the ODIs and T20Is. He played a match-winning role for his country in the recently concluded tour of South Africa. However, the selectors have not given him enough opportunities in red-ball cricket.
The spin bowler is currently working on his bowling skills so that he can make maximum impact in the game. Because of Nathan Lyon’s presence, Agar has found it hard to earn a place in the Test squad of Australia. Also, he has faced tough competition from the likes of Mitchell Swepson and Adam Zampa.
Ashton Agar keen to play Tests for Australia
After playing well in the white-ball arena, Agar told the following words to cricket.com.au when asked about his return to Test cricket:
“It’s been tough being in and out, in and out, that’s how my journey has felt like in white-ball cricket for Australia.” “I feel like I keep bouncing back and I keep improving every time I come back. Hopefully I get a good run at it like I am at the moment, keep putting the performances on the board.”
It is worth noting that the Aussie all-rounder has played only 4 Tests for his country so far. He has found a place in the team only to lose it soon. Further talking on this subject, Agar continued:
“It can be difficult (to get opportunities) especially when there is a lot of white-ball cricket on. It comes down to your preparation; a really solid base gets you through in red-ball cricket. You can do that when training and playing white-ball cricket.”
It will be interesting to see if Agar can earn his place back in the Test team soon.