Wes Agar (born 5 February 1997) is a Australian international cricketer who plays for South Australia in domestic Cricket and Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League (BBL).
|Full Name||Wesley Austin Agar|
|Date of Birth||5 February 1997|
|Wes Agar age||24 years|
|Birth Place||Malvern, Victoria, Australia|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Wes Agar Height (approx)||193 cm|
6’ 4” Inch
|Wes Agar bowling speed||135-140 kmph|
|Teams||South Australia, South Australia XI, Adelaide Strikers, Victoria, Australia.|
South Australia vs Queensland at Brisbane, October 18, 2019.
West Indies vs Australia at Bridgetown, July 20, 2021
Strikers vs Stars at Melbourne, January 10, 2017
|Career Turning Point||His performance in 2020-21 Big Bash League earned him his national cap in June 2021.|
|Jersey Number||21 (BBL)|
|Coach/Mentor||Jason Gillespie (Adelaide Strikers)|
|College||De La Salle College|
|Family||Father- John Agar|
Mother- Sonia Hewawissa
Siblings- Ashton Agar (International Cricketer), Will Agar (Grade Cricketer)
|Wes Agar Girlfriend||Not Known|
|Favourite Cricketers||Not Known|
Wes Agar is a young and talented upcoming fast bowler from Australia who is the younger brother of Australian spin all-rounder Ashton Agar.
Agar’s father John was also a fast bowler and he chose to be a fast bowler. He started his journey in club cricket in the Victorian Premier Cricket and played for Monash Tigers club which is also known as Richmond Cricket Club.
Unfortunately, he got injured in 2013-14 with a double stress fracture in his back and was unable to generate much pace and his quality was degraded. In 2015, Agar decided to move to South Australia to find more opportunities for himself.
After a lot of hard work and determination, he was selected in the Under-19 squad for South Australia in the U19 national championship and picked up 10 wickets in the tournament.
In December 2015, Agar was also selected to play for Australia U19 for the 2016 U19 World Cup. He played three matches for the team in the UAE.
After his impressive and consistent performances in the 2015-16 Cricket season, Agar was finally given a state contract with South Australia and made his List-A debut on 2nd October 2016 in the 2016-17 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup.
In 2016-17, Agar returned to Victoria but came back quickly to South Australia in 2019 and made his first-class debut in the 2019-20 Sheffield Shield.
Talking about his domestic stats, he has played 22 List-A games so far and has picked up 29 wickets and has played 13 first-class and has picked up 37 wickets.
Agar was part of the Australian limited-overs series against the West Indies and Bangladesh while most of the senior players from the team were on holiday.
He made his ODI debut against the West Indies on 20th July 2021. Agar went wicketless with the ball in his 6 over spell but scored 41 runs off 36 balls batting lower down the order and showcased his batting skills.
Wes Agar has so far played 2 ODIs but has yet to pick a wicket to his name.
Agar made his BBL debut in the 6th edition of the tournament for Adelaide Strikers after some excellent performances for South Australia in the domestic circuit on 10th January 2017.
His best performance came against the Melbourne Stars where he bowled 11 dot balls in his 4 over spell. The Victorian cricketer has a long way to go in the tournament and is surely one of the players to look to for the future.
Agar has so far played 32 Big Bash games and has picked up 41 wickets with his best bowling figures being 4-33 and will again be player to watch out for in the 2021 edition of the BBL.
- Agar comes from a cricketing family.
- His father John was a fast bowler, his elder brother Ashton Agar has already played many games for Australia. Will, who is his other brother who currently plays grade cricket and is a batsman.
- He toiled hard in his early days and also worked part-time at a dairy farm to fulfill his cricketing dreams.
- Wes has played 2 ODI games for Australia so far.
- He is known for his dotball percentage in the Big Bash.
- Agar is from Victoria but plays domestic cricket for South Australia.
- He was also part of the Australian U19 team for the ICC 2016 U19 World Cup.