As Australia prepare to announce their new-look Test squad to tour Bangladesh next month, left-arm spinner Ashton Agar could be the surprise inclusion who will work in tandem with No.1 tweaker Nathan Lyon.
Australia play their first one-day international as world champions in Belfast on Thursday with a new captain and three uncapped players in the 14-man squad which meets Ireland in a one-off game at Stormont.
Australia A all-rounder Ashton Agar today said his side is excited about taking on India Test skipper Virat Kohli when he turns up for India A in the final four-day cricket match starting here tomorrow but insisted that there is no specific plan to tackle the star batsman.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has expressed disappointment at the 'batting friendly' wickets dished out to India in the first three Tests, hoping to get a pace-oriented pitch at the fourth Test in Sydney, starting Tuesday.
With the Sydney Cricket Ground having a history of assisting spin from third day onwards, Australian left-arm orthodox Ashton Agar is hoping to get picked in the XI and play his part in the fourth and final cricket Test against India starting January 6.
Never doubtful of his ability to be in the Test squad but Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was nonetheless surprised at being call into the squad for the fourth and final cricket Test against India starting here on January 6.
England pacer James Anderson on Saturday said that he was delighted with his maiden Test half-century and even more so with the fact that his innings allowed his team to find its way into the first Test versus India here.
The players of Big Bash sides Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers will reportedly be rewarded with a call-up in the Australian national team, along with big cash bonuses, if they manage to make their presence felt in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India.