Ashton Agar in line to be Australia's Moeen Ali

Agar is a part of the Australia A squad touring India currently.

Agar is a  part of the Australia A squad which is in India now. (Getty)

Agar who is a part of the Australia A side which is currently in India for a quadrangular series featuring India A, India b and South Africa has said that he is aiming to mould his game like England's Moeen Ali. 

In a winning cause for Australia A against South Africa A, Agar scored 17 runs off 4 balls to help Australia finish strong on 322 on Saturday. Later on he bowled a tight spell in the middle phase of South Africa A's side to ensure that they dont run away with the game. 

Speaking to the media at the post-match press conference after his side's 32-run win against South Africa A, Agar admitted that he had been working on his boundary-clearing abilities during his stint at the English county.

When asked if he was aiming to become a floater like Moeen Ali and play at different batting positions, Agar said: "Yeah, definitely. I think it's important for me to come in and go from ball one like today. I have worked on that a lot. When I was with Middlesex last month, I was working in the nets on six-hitting, and to come in and try and finish an innings".

"For me, it's really important for my batting to be really adaptable and then I can be used in any situation. I love batting just as much so I love bowling, and I'm trying to be as good as I can in everything".

Agar confessed that the Quadrangular series is an important one in a bid to be selected for the UAE tour in October.

"Personally, it's a big series for me to try and push my case to go to the UAE. To be honest I haven't thought much about UAE. Till my next game and my next training session - it has worked nicely for me that way in the last couple of years".


By Anshuman Roy - 26 Aug, 2018

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