We’ve only just begun, The Ashes that is, and already we have the emergence of a new enigmatic cricketer to grace the fields of test cricket.
Welcome to Ashton Agar, a youngster (b.1993), who at the age of 19 and who turns 20 in October, is making quite name for himself at Trent Bridge.
Why an enigma, well at 6ft 4 (1.93m), you wouldn’t expect this Melbourne born Australian of Sri Lankan descent to be a left-arm slow orthodox spinner, now would you. What has added further to the allure is that he has come in to bat at number 11 and has dismayed everyone by sitting on 69 by the close of the morning’s session.
By the way, this is his test debut, and he has become the first debutant number 11 in Test history to score a half-century, added to these numbers, is that his score is the highest score for any Australian number 11 in history.
Quite a start to a test career and he has yet to bowl.
Bring it on
Edit: Ashton Agar would eventually make 98, just short of a century, but good enough to be the highest score for any number 11 in history.
Author: Gavin Doyle