Ashes: Ashton Agar recalled by Australia for final Test in Sydney

Ashton Agar has recovered from a finger injury

Ashton Agar has been added to an expanded 14-man Australia squad for the fifth and final Ashes test against England, starting in Sydney on January 4.

Steve O'Keefe and Jon Holland were in the mix for the SCG Test but selectors opted for left-armer Agar, it was announced on Saturday.

Agar, who scored 98 while batting at No.11 during a memorable Test debut at Trent Bridge in 2013, returned from a broken finger earlier this month. Agar, who was involved in the Bangladesh tour, has made four Test appearances but never on Australian soil.

Australia now lead The Ashes 3-0, having won the Gabba, Perth and WACA Test.

Australian cricketer Ashton Agar celebrates after taking the wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli during the third one-day global cricket match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on 24 September 2017.

The 14-man squad also included fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who helped Australia regain the Ashes by winning the first three tests.

The 24-year-old last played a Test match against Bangladesh in Chittagong in September.

Mitchell Starc, who will be racing the clock to prove his fitness for the series finale, and Peter Handscomb, who was dropped for the third Test, have retained their spots.



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