Team Australia has had a torrid time on the Indian tour so far as they have lost all the 3 ODIs against the hosts. To make the matters worse, the left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the remaining 2 ODIs. He had injured his finger of the non-bowling hand while making a fielding attempt in the 3rd ODI in Indore.
Agar was seen walking out of the park after sustaining the injury. He came back after some time to bowl a few overs having his fingers taped. He underwent scans after the game and the results revealed that he needed medical attention. The extent of injury still remains unknown yet.
“Following the conclusion of the match, he went for x-rays, which have confirmed a fracture of the finger. He will return home to Australia and consult a specialist with a possibility of surgery,” quoted team doctor Richard Saw as per cricket.com.au.
Agar to fly back home
Ashton Agar will fly back to Australia to receive proper medical attention. He had made a comeback to the side in the ODI series and didn’t have great outings in the 2 games he featured in. He has given away runs at more than 6 per over and managed to pick just 2 wickets. In the last game, Hardik Pandya’s brutal striking in the 3rd game hampered his figures to 71/1 from 10 overs.
The 23-year-old will be hugely disappointed with the blow as Australia is scheduled to play the all-important Ashes series later this year. He will be itching to recover by that time and represent the country against England.
The leg-spinner Adam Zampa is expected to replace him in playing XI for the final 2 ODIs. He had played the first ODI in Chennai where he was taken to the cleaners by the Indian batsmen. Zampa gave away 66 runs from 10 overs and could bag just a solitary wicket.