Ashton Agar to return home with broken finger, Cricket Australia won’t replace him
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 replacementUpdated: Sep 25, 2017 13:03 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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)
“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.
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.
First Published: Sep 25, 2017 12:54 IST