Teenager Agar Gets India Tour Party Call-Up
4 February 2013  

Teenage Warriors spinner Ashton Agar's rapid rise has continued after he was called up to travel with the Australian Test squad during their tour of India commencing next week.

The 19-year-old, who debuted for the Warriors only last month, will fly out for Chennai alongside several other members of the squad on Saturday 9 February as they try to acclimatise to the conditions ahead of the First Test on 22 February.

Agar, who is currently part of the Warriors side taking on the XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls in the Bupa Sheffield Shield, won't miss any WA matches. He will return to Perth on 16 February ahead of the 19 February clash with the Tasmanian Tigers in the Ryobi One Day Cup.

The teenager won't officially be part of the Test squad, but will be used as a net bowler and will play in a warm-up game next week.

National Selection Panel boss John Inverarity said: "He will provide ideal practice for the batsmen in the lead-up to that first Test in Chennai.

"Last year we took Mitchell Starc to the West Indies to further his development and this is a similar opportunity for Ashton."

The left-arm spinner has taken five wickets in two Ryobi One Day Cup matches, while he also claimed three wickets in his Bupa Sheffield Shield debut against New South Wales late last month.