Another major decision, according to Harbhajan Singh, was the omission of left-arm spinner Ashton Agar for the Nagpur Test. Australia were troubled by injuries to their key players Mitchell Starc, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Swepson. They called in debutant left arm spinner Matthew Kuhneman and dropped David Warner and Hazlewood while Swepson returned home due to the birth of her child.
He said, ‘The Australian team looked empty. Left arm spinner Ashton Agar was released. But he could have been a better choice. Australia played two off-spinners which was a big mistake. Agar is a talented bowler. Agar’s return to the Test side after a long hiatus ended without bowling a single ball in the match. Australian selector Tony Dodemide has defended the decision to drop Agar. Agar will play in Western Australia’s next Sheffield Shield match on March 2 and the Marsh Cup final on March 8.
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