Fraser-McGurk set to make T20I debut; Agar summoned

Fraser-McGurk set to make T20I debut; Agar summoned

Two South Australians are scheduled to make their international T20 debuts; they have each played two ODIs.

After the batting sensation was added to Australia’s T20I team for the final game of their Dettol series against West Indies, fans in Perth may be in for a Jake Fraser-McGurk spectacle.

Alongside South Australian colleague Wes Agar, the 21-year-old has been added to the squad. Star paceman Josh Hazlewood has returned home to Sydney in order to get ready for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand.

In a week, Australia is attempting to sweep the Windies for the second time in series. On Tuesday, Fraser-McGurk struck an amazing 18 off of just 18 balls in Canberra, helping the hosts win the last ODI series 3-0.

The thrilling possibility of Fraser-McGurk and superstar Glenn Maxwell playing together is made possible by his inclusion in the Twenty20. Maxwell recently set a record by scoring a sixth T20 international century, helping Australia secure an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series before heading to Perth.

“We want to win 3-0 even though we have won the series. After landing in Perth on Monday, captain Mitch Marsh stated, “That represents an exciting opportunity for us.”

Similar to Fraser-McGurk, Agar has represented Australia in two one-day internationals; on his maiden Caribbean tour in 2021, both matches were against the West Indies.

With 18 wickets in KFC BBL|12, the 27-year-old right-armer led the Adelaide Strikers in wicket-taking. However, he played in just four games in BBL|13 (with two wickets at 67.50 and 10.38 economy rate) as the team concentrated on leg-spinners Cameron Boyce and Lloyd Pope.

Conversely, Fraser-McGurk had the best Big Bash summer of his career.

With 257 strikes at 158.64, he led the Melbourne Renegades in run scoring and was chosen for the Team of the Tournament. Only Matt Short (25) and Josh Brown (23) had more season sixes than Fraser-McGurk’s 18.
Following his breakout BBL season, the youthful right-hander immediately secured his first international T20 contract, surpassing Australian veteran David Warner when he signed to replace Warner for his Dubai Capitals in the UAE’s ILT20 competition.

After scoring 41 on his debut, he hammered a 21-ball half-century there. He concluded a hectic three-game spell with 109 runs at 213.72 before returning home to make his debut for Australia in the One-Day International competition.

If Fraser-McGurk plays his first T20 international tomorrow night, he will have played in two of the three forms in less than a week.

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