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Agar ruled out of regular BBL season



Perth Scorchers all-rounder Ashton Agar won't feature in the BBL10 home and away season as he continues his recovery from a calf injury, the franchise confirmed on Saturday.


Agar hurt his calf playing for Australia in the 3rd ODI against India in Canberra on December 2nd but was expected to return in Sunday's match against the Melbourne Renegades, his comeback now on ice as the injury takes longer than expected to recover.


The Agar injury is a bitter blow for Perth, who recorded their first win of the season against the Strikers on New Years Eve having failed to record a win from their first four matches.


“Ash has been experiencing ongoing soreness during rehabilitation from the right calf aponeurosis injury that he sustained playing for Australia in the 3rd ODI vs India,” WACA sports science sports medicine manager Nick Jones said.


“This injury will require a more extended period of rehabilitation and we hope Ash will be ready to return to play in approximately one month’s time.”


The left arm orthodox spinner could make a return for the BBL finals should the Scorchers qualify, as the team in orange prepares for four matches at home starting with the bottom placed Renegades on Sunday.


IMAGE: Perth Scorchers website.