The 19 year old sensation, Ashton Agar has caught the eye of many, but will such accolades and attention be short-lived or does he truly have a promising future?
Agar has a natural charm and an ability to instinctively understand what needs to be done, but he will have the tendency to get too carried away and will end up making elementary errors. This initially may appear to be a pattern in his career, but he has the right support system and a strong mind-set to make his way back and prove to be a stable player for the Australian side.
He will have to plan out his bowling strategies and let his team be aware of what he wishes to do, otherwise mis-communication and unnecessary issues will crop up. He is an aggressive bowler, but currently mis-aligned. Over the course of the next two years his bowling will be better balanced, with a successful structure in place.
On the other hand, Agar's batting will be more stable and may prove to be an important factor for his continuos inclusion in the side. He has a wise head and understands the importance of strategically accumulating runs.
Any young cricketer can easily get carried away with all the recent off-field attention, but not Agar; he will receive and handle brand endorsements and enjoy his new youth icon status – it will all be quite natural to him.
At the Ashes
Agar will be deceptive and manipulative with his ideas, but his bowling will be expensive which is why it will be very important for the coaches to keep him working to a plan. His waywardness will add additional confusion and will end up troubling his confidence. But his batting will continue to support the team's cause.
Ashes Tarot Tip: It will be important to bowl to a plan otherwise last minute changes will not give desired results.
Ashton Agar certainly has a promising and a popular cricketing career ahead of him with some surprising controversies too. In the years ahead, he will be an important Australian player and will find himself having to shoulder unexpected responsibilities.
Published: 16th July 2013
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