Ashton Agar gets ruled out of ODI World Cup 2023, Marnus Labuschagne likely to replace him



Australia suffered a huge setback ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup as their star all-rounder Ashton Agar got ruled out of the grand event due to an unfortunate calf injury. This setback has sent shockwaves through the Australian cricketing community as Agar was a vital spin-bowling option of their World Cup campaign. 

Agar’s absence will undoubtedly be felt by the Australian team. His left-arm spin and lower-order batting prowess added balance and depth to the squad. His ability to take crucial wickets and contribute with the bat made him a valuable asset in the limited-overs format. However, amid the disappointment, a silver lining emerges in the form of their star batter Marnus Labuschagne, who is likely to step into Agar’s shoes for the tournament. 

Labuschagne’s potential inclusion injects a fresh dimension into the Australian squad. Labuschagne, known for his prolific run-scoring in Test cricket, has been steadily improving his white-ball skills. If selected, he could provide stability to the middle order and be a handy spin-bowling option for Australia.

Australia also have other options like Matthew Short and Tanveer Sangha

Apart from his brilliant batting skills, Labuschagne also has the ability to contribute to his team with his leg-spin bowling. It’d be interesting to see if the Australian Cricket Board will select Labuschagne or if they will go with other options like Matthew Short and Tanveer Sangha.

Labuschagne displayed wonderful batting performances in the recently concluded ODI series against India. He also smashed a brilliant half-century in the last match of the series. The ODI World Cup, set to be held in India, promises to be an exciting spectacle. 

While Agar’s absence is a setback, Australian fans will be eager to see how Labuschagne adapts to the ODI format and contributes to the team’s pursuit of cricketing glory. As the tournament draws closer, all eyes will be on Labuschagne and the Australian squad, hoping for a triumphant campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023.

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