Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the ongoing limited overs series against India with a fractured thumb, handing the visitors another setback after they lost the series by going down in the third ODI.
Agar sustained the injury while fielding during Australia’s five-wicket defeat against India on Sunday.
“Ashton injured his right little finger whilst fielding in the match last night,” the team doctor Richard Saw said in a statement.
“Following the conclusion of the match he went for x- rays which have confirmed a fracture of the finger. He will return home to Australia and consult a specialist with a possibility of surgery,” he added.
Agar picked up a wicket each in the two games he played in the series.
Adam Zampa is most likely to replace him in the fourth ODI in Bengaluru on Thursday.