New Delhi: Having already lost the ongoing five-match ODI series against India, Australia suffered a blow as left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the remaining two ODIs following a fractured finger.
Agar sustained the injury while fielding during Australia’s five-wicket defeat against India in Indore on Sunday.
“Ashton injured his right little finger whilst fielding in the match last night,” the team doctor Richard Saw said in a statement.
“Following the conclusion of the match he went for x- rays which have confirmed a fracture of the finger. He will return home to Australia and consult a specialist with a possibility of surgery,” he added.
The spinner, who did not feature in the opening ODI, picked a wicket each in the two games he played in the series.
With just two ODIs remaining it is unlikely Australia will name Agar’s replacement. However, Adam Zampa, the other spinner in the Australia squad, is likely to play in place of the injured bowler in the fourth ODI in Bengaluru on Thursday.