Hazlewood

Wes Agar believes training alongside veteran pacer Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will be a “massive learning curve” for him. The youngster has been picked in the 29-member Australian squad for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies and Bangladesh.

Wes, who joins older brother Ashton Agar in the squad, is excited to train with Hazlewood and Starc, who will arrive at the camp in a few days. The 24-year-old has impressed in the domestic T20s and was named the 2019-20 Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.

“Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc are the best in the world, so to watch them and to work with them and train alongside them and just to be in this squad with them is a massive learning curve for me,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.

“To know that I’m alongside them in the squad now is something that really motivates me, and hopefully, it helps me learn what it takes to compete at the top level,” added Agar, who plays for South Australia in the domestic circuit.

Wes has taken enormous inspiration from Hazlewood, who is regarded as one of the best all-format bowlers in the world currently. As he is all set to embark on this new journey, Wes said that he would be elated if he turns out to be half as good as his bowling heroes.

“I love his run-up and ball trajectory off the wicket and the way he gets the ball to carry and nip off the seam. If I could be half as good as any of those blokes (Hazlewood, Starc, Pat Cummins), I’d be a very happy man,” he concluded.

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