India vs Australia: Why is Ashton Agar Not Playing Today’s IND vs AUS 3rd Test? Check Australia Playing 11
Updated on: Mar 1, 2023 12:10 pm IST
Ashton Agar IND vs AUS: The crucial news development coming from the visiting Australian camp is that their left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was not available for selection in the third Test match against India which is being taking place at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Australia witnessed a really disappointing 6-wicket defeat from a really good position in the second Test match against India and also lost their only chance to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time in a row. The Aussie team are already trailing 0-2 in the four-match Test series.
India vs Australia: Why is Ashton Agar Not Playing Today’s IND vs AUS 3rd Test?
In a really surprising decision, the Australian team management showed absolutely no faith in left-arm spinner Ashton Agar who sat on the bench during the first two Test matches in India played on pitches that had a lot of assistance for the spinners. Incidentally, Australia flew another left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann straight from home and directly handed him a debut Test in Delhi while Agar has been sent back home to play Sheffield Shield domestic cricket. The Aussies are currently in India with just three frontline spinners, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy and Kuhnemann who are part of the playing 11 for these two remaining Test matches. In 5 Test matches so far, Agar has picked up as many as 9 wickets at an average of 52.
It is also to be noted that Ashton Agar will return to India for the three-match ODI series starting from 17 March, 2023.
Australia Playing 11
1. Travis Head
2. Usman Khawaja
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Steve Smith (C)
5. Peter Handscomb
6. Cameron Green
7. Alex Carey (wk)
8. Mitchell Starc
9. Nathan Lyon
10. Matthew Kuhnemann
11. Todd Murphy
India vs Australia 2023 Schedule
|9 – 13 February, 2023||1st Test||India vs Australia||9:30 AM IST||Nagpur||India won by an innings and 132 runs|
|17 – 21 February, 2023||2nd Test||India vs Australia||9:30 AM IST||Delhi||India won by 6 wickets|
|1 – 5 March, 2023||3rd Test||India vs Australia||9:30 AM IST||Indore|
|9 – 13 March, 2023||4th Test||India vs Australia||9:30 AM IST||Ahmedabad|
|17 March, 2023||1st ODI||India vs Australia||10 AM IST||Mumbai|
|19 March, 2023||2nd ODI||India vs Australia||10 AM IST||Visakhapatnam|
|22 March, 2023||3rd ODI||India vs Australia||10 AM IST||Chennai|