Ashton Agar Biography
Ashton Charles Agar, popularly known as Larry among his teammates is an Australian Cricketer born on 14th October 1993 in Melbourne in the state of Victoria. Agar has represented the Australian national team in all three formats of the game. Agar is a slow left-arm Orthodox bowler and an effective lower order batsman.
Agar plays for the Western Australia side in domestic season and is an integral member of the Perth Scorchers team in the Big Bash League. Agar has taken a total of 34 wickets in his cricketing career till date at an average of 28.79 and also has scored just above three hundred runs at an average of 20.60.
Agar is of Sri Lankan background and has all the required physical attributes to suggest his left-arm spin will be successful, impressing one and all on his first-class debut for WA against New South Wales at the Blacktown Oval.
An intelligent and prudent young cricketer, Agar has also aspired towards a career in law.
Agar was selected to tour England, Scotland, and Ireland with Australian A team in June 2013. Agar made his Test debut in the Ashes at a young age of 19. On debut, Agar scored 98 runs from 101 balls in Australia's first innings. Agar became the first player to ever score a half-century as a number eleven batsman on debut, highest score by a number eleven batsman and was involved in a record partnership of 163 runs with Philip Hughes.
He made his One Day International debut against England on 8 September 2015. He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against South Africa on 6 March 2016.
Rise to Glory
At the age of 19, he has a place in the squads of Western Australia, the Perth Scorchers, and also the national team, having sensationally been upgraded from a substitute on the 2013 tour of India to a greater role in the Australian squad. Agar's rise through the ranks continued as he was included in playing xi for the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2013.
While Agar was living a dream after his first Test, it turned out to be different. He was dropped after just one more Test.
Agar is still a work in progress but his development as a cricketer, particularly with the ball will please Australia as he slowly starts cementing his place in the side with time. His performances in the BBL have proved that he is also a potent weapon with the white ball.
Agar has represented the Victorian team at both under-17 and under-19 level. Agar took 16 wickets at a bowling average of 11.75.
At the WACA district level, Agar plays for University. He had previously played for the Richmond Cricket Club in Victorian Premier Cricket. Agar is a part of Perth Scorcher in BBL.