Australian all-rounder Ashton Agar will not be able to feature in the remaining matches of the ODI series against India as his finger got fractured during the third ODI in Indore. With the series already won by India, Ashton’s injury will leave Australia bruise and battered.
Agar will be returning back to Australia soon and now his participation in the domestic summer will be uncertain. He fractured the little finger on his non-bowling hand while attempting to stop a ball on the boundary line during India’s 294-run chase at the Holkar Stadium, Indore.
Australian team doctor Richard Saw has affirmed that surgery may be required, putting the left-arm spinner in doubt for the home summer with Western Australia. In a statement, Dr. Saw said, “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.”
After Agar’s injury, Australia has no option than to go for Adam Zampa, who was replaced from Australia playing XI after a disappointing spell in the first ODI in Chennai. Zampa went for 66 runs from his 10 overs out of which he gave 24 runs off the 37th over of the Indian innings when Hardik Pandya hit the leggie for a boundary and three sixes off successive deliveries.