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Australian Fringe Spinners Ashton Agar, Todd Murphy In Mix For India Test Series

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Australia have named fringe spinners Ashton Agar and Todd Murphy within the Prime Minister’s XI squad for the four-day tour match in opposition to the West Indies, conserving in thoughts subsequent 12 months’s tour of India. Australia are slated to play 4 Checks and three ODIs throughout their tour of India in February-March subsequent 12 months. Left-arm spinner Agar, who final performed a Take a look at in 2017, is getting back from a aspect pressure. He has 9 wickets from 4 Checks. From 61 first-class matches, the 29-year-old has an general common of 41.28 and placing at 80.7.

The uncapped 21-year-old off-spinner Murphy, then again, has 18 wickets from 4 first-class matches with a mean of 30.44.

Choice committee chairman George Bailey mentioned they had been taking a look at completely different choices for the India tour in comparison with the squad for the house Checks in opposition to West Indies and South Africa.

“I might envisage the tour to India might have some completely different names to it than what the tour does over the (Australian) summer season, simply due to the circumstances,” Bailey was quoted saying by ‘ESPNCricinfo’.

“There may be each likelihood to be very completely different. As a result of it is an away tour you are taking a barely larger squad anyway. Plus it is behind a (house) summer season and there is a cheap quantity of cricket that may have been performed by then.” Center order batter Peter Handscomb, who has been in peak type currently, is also again within the reckoning.

“Pete stays completely on our radar,” Bailey mentioned.

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“He was chosen on the Australia A tour to Sri Lanka within the winter, (however missed it because of) having a child on the similar time. He is began the season fantastically and completed the final Protect 12 months fantastically.” The PM XI’s match will begin on November 23 and would be the West Indies’ warm-up fixture forward of their two-Take a look at collection in opposition to Australia, which begins in Perth on November 30.

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