Name: Ashton Agar
Date of birth: 14/10/1993
International Team: Australia
Domestic Team: Perth Scorchers
Role: All Rounder
Bowling Style: Slow left arm
Batting Style: Left-hand
Agar capped a rapid rise by being named in Australia's team for the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
The 19-year-old became the 16th teenager to wear the Baggy Green when he was preferred to Nathan Lyon as the lone spinner, having only been a late addition to the squad.
Of Sri Lankan heritage but born and raised in Melbourne, Agar represented Australia at Under 17 and Under 19 levels.
Western Australia liked what they saw in the tall left-arm spinner and a move from Victoria to Perth resulted in him making his first-class debut in January 2013.
A maiden five-wicket haul soon followed in the win over South Australia at the Adelaide Oval and the national selectors put him on the fast-track by taking him along for Australia's tour of India in March 2013, not as part of the main party but in a learning capacity.
He impressed sufficiently to be retained for the Ashes tour and, although he played in the final warm-up game against Worcestershire at New Road, it was still a shock when he was handed his Test debut in the series opener.
Agar has deferred a place to study law at university in order to concentrate on his cricket career.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||2013-2013||Innings Bowled:||4|
|Highest Score:||98||Best bowling in Innings:||2/82|
ICC World T20 Group 2
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