Daren Lehman, the head coach of Australia, has come across an almost certain decision of making two spinners play in the first Test against Bangladesh scheduled to start from 27th of August. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অ্যাগারে ভরসা অস্ট্রেলিয়ার]
On Monday, about the probable playing eleven, Aussie coach said, “We know where we want to go. I think we could make two spinners play two spinners in the first Test; the decision will be finalized after observing pitch and other conditions here.”
In that case Ashton Agar might accompany Nathan Lyon to spearhead Australian bowling attack. Agar has long been absent from playing the longer version cricket despite his unique record of scoring the highest innings in Test cricket as a number eleven batsman.
In 2013, Ashton Agar hammered 98 runs against India while batting as the last batsman.
Daren Lehman has expressed excitement about Agar’s bowling variety; he said, “He has a good length and did wonderfully well in Sheffield Sheild last year. Swepson is a good young spin prospect and we have Holland as well. But Agar bats so well and he is a very equipped fielder. We are pleased with him.”
“Ashton has all-round abilities; we hope he could revive his form as an all-rounder. When we will make three seamers play in the team, Agar could bat in upper order,” Lehman said.