Australia's Agar expecting spin to be key in the Caribbean and T20 World Cup

back icon
safari
07 Jul 2021 | 11:45 AM
authorcricket.com staff

Australia's Agar expecting spin to be key in the Caribbean and T20 World Cup

Australia will play a five-match T20 series against West Indies and expects similar conditions in the UAE during the T20 World Cup

Australia's left-arm spinner Ashton Agar expects spinners to play a crucial role in the upcoming series against West Indies as well as the T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman. Agar, who is currently part of the limited-overs tour of the West Indies, felt that the flat nature of the wickets in the Caribbean could be similar to that of the sub-continental pitches in Asia.

"With T20 pitches, you're not always going to get raging turners or ones that go underground. Generally, around the world, they're pretty flat but not in the subcontinent or in the West Indies. History shows us that they might be a little bit more friendly to us," Agar said on Wednesday.

Australia has picked four spinners on the tour in Agar, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson and Tanveer Sangha, as Australia builds towards the World Cup in October.

"Spin seems to play a big role in the power play in the West Indies," the 27-year old said. "You have to be realistic. Some days it's going to work really well, other days they (batsmen) are going to get on top of you because you've got two fielders out and not a lot of pace on the ball as a spinner. For me, I quite like doing it because it means my game is growing. As a cricketer, I'm just trying to be as adaptable and usable as possible."

South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde were among the wickets during the recently concluded T20 series in the Caribbean, as Agar expects there will be competition for places within the squad.

"I guess you can say we're fighting for spots if you want to put it that way but to be honest we're trying to help each other get better and better every time we train and play together, so it's a lot of fun. And, yeah, certainly that increased opportunity is always something to look forward to, so hopefully the wickets are spin-friendly," he said.

Australia will play five T20I at Lt. Lucia from July 10-17 which will be followed by three ODIs from July 20-24 at Bridgetown.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
AustraliaWest IndiesAshton Agar

Related Articles

safari
REPORT
Bowlers, Wade propel Australia to series win over West Indies
The visitors won the game by six wickets and with almost 20 overs to spare
usercricket.com staff
27 Jul 2021
safari
FANTASY
West Indies vs Australia, 1st T20I, Fantasy Preview
Here are a few tips that might help you in creating your fantasy team for the first T20I between West Indies and Australia
usercricket.com staff
09 Jul 2021
safari
OPINION
The batting woes that Australia need to address
The series against West Indies can be the last pit stop for Australia to make refinements ahead of the World T20
userSomesh Agarwal
09 Jul 2021
safari
NEWS
Would understand if Australia players pull out from upcoming tours: Agar
Many reports have suggested that star players like Steven Smith and Pat Cummins could possibly withdraw from upcoming tours
usercricket.com staff
09 Jun 2021
safari
NEWS
Smith, Warner return as Australia announce preliminary squad for Caribbean tour
Apart from the star players, Australia have also included three wristspinners in their set-up
usercricket.com staff
17 May 2021
safari
NEWS
Outthinking batsmen on good wickets during Sheffield Shield will help me: Ashton Agar
Agar hasn't featured in a competitive 50-over game since March
userPTI
21 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Agar targets role as Australia finisher in T20 cricket
Agar has picked up four wickets at an admirable economy rate and chipped in with a 20-ball knock of 23 from number seven in Sunday's loss
userAFP
07 Sep 2020
safari
INTERVIEW
There is no secret that I look up to Jadeja: Ashton Agar
The left-arm spinner answered various questions from his home in Perth where he is currently in lockdown
userCricket.com staff
18 May 2020
safari
NEWS
'Rockstar' Jadeja my favourite cricketer: Agar
The all-rounder became only the second Australian to take a T20I hat-trick
userPTI
22 Feb 2020
safari
SA-AUS 1ST T20I
Ashton Agar's dream spell guides Australia to big win
Australia take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series
userNitin Fernandes
21 Feb 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved