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SYDNEY: Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar might be Australia’s X-factor and must be thought-about as their “second spinner” in pursuit of the group’s first Check win in India since 2017, feels former coach Darren Lehmann.
Agar, who has solely 5 Exams below his belt, returned wicket-less throughout Australia’s final Check in opposition to South Africa in Sydney however, on Indian circumstances, the finger spinner might be profitable, the previous coach thinks.
“Having been there, I am most likely extra inclined to play finger spinners,” Lehmann, who was the coach of their 2017 victory in Pune, mentioned on Australian radio station SENQ.
At the moment, left-arm spinner Stephen O’Keefe performed the match-winning function by bagging 12 wickets.
Australia start the marquee four-Check collection in opposition to India at Nagpur from February 9. It was on the identical venue final week the left-arm spinners from either side wreaked havoc, bagging a complete of 23 wickets in a Ranji Trophy match.
Vidarbha’s Aditya Sarwate led the present with a match haul of 11/81 as they defended the bottom Ranji Trophy whole of 71 in an 18-run win over Gujarat.
“It simply will get by means of the air faster and a few spin and a few do not. The leg-spinners typically spin it an excessive amount of, if that is smart… (for finger spinners) some skid on and also you get crushed on the within and also you get an LBW.
“That is most likely why they’re taking a look at a finger spinner. We definitely did that 4 years in the past (2017) and Steve O’Keefe bowled India out principally on his personal in one of many final Check matches to win there.
“That is why I might be taking a look at somebody like an Agar, bat slightly bit, bowl as that second spinner,” the 52-year-old added.
Agar is the one left-arm spin choice in Australia’s touring squad which have leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson and uncapped off-spinner Todd Murphy in its ranks.
He additionally thinks having the luxurious of Swepson within the touring occasion might be necessary ought to circumstances favour a leg-spinner being included at any stage.
“I can not imagine there was discuss of him (Swepson) not going, discuss stability of the facet, if you happen to get to choose 18 gamers, you desire a fairly balanced squad,” Lehmann added.
“More often than not we solely take 15 (gamers) over there. They have the additional spinners, there’s loads of choices, there is no tour sport, in order that they’ll work out the most suitable choice to win over there I am positive.
“It does seem like a reasonably good squad. If it fits to play the leg-spinner because the second spinner, then good on him.”
Lehman’s former facet want a 4-0 whitewash in India to e book a spot within the World Check Championships last.

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