Ashton Agar to return home with broken finger, Cricket Australia won’t replace him

Updated on Sep 25, 2017 01:03 PM IST

Ashton Agar suffered a finger injury while trying to stop a boundary during the third India vs Australia ODI in Indore’s Holkar Stadium on Sunday. Cricket Australia won’t name a replacement

Ashton Agar celebrates after taking the wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli during the third ODI at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on September 24, 2017.(AFP)
Ashton Agar celebrates after taking the wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli during the third ODI at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on September 24, 2017.(AFP)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ashton Agar will return to Australia with a broken finger. The young all-rounder was injured when he dived to save a boundary as India chased victory in the third India vs Australia ODI at Indore’s Holkar Stadium on Sunday.

Cricket Australia has confirmed on Monday that Ashton Agar will return home. Australian cricket team doctor Richard Saw said: “Ashton injured his right little finger whilst fielding in the match last night. (INDIA VS AUSTRALIA 3rd ODI SCORES)

Ashton Agar of Australia take treatment during the 3rd One Day International between India and Australia held at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on September 24, 2017. (BCCI)
Ashton Agar of Australia take treatment during the 3rd One Day International between India and Australia held at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on September 24, 2017. (BCCI)

“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.”

The National Selection Panel have advised that Agar will not be replaced in the squad for the remaining two ODI matches.

Ashton Agar tries to save a boundary during the 3rd One Day International between India and Australia in Indore on September 24, 2017. (BCCI)
Ashton Agar tries to save a boundary during the 3rd One Day International between India and Australia in Indore on September 24, 2017. (BCCI)

India have already won the five-match series and will look to whitewash Steve Smith’s team. The fourth ODI will be played in Bangalore on September 28 and the fifth in Nagpur on October 1.

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