Australia has started preparations, and after a five-match series in St Lucia, they will play 5 more preliminaries in Bangladesh. Ashton Agar, the team's spinner, impressed with his game on Monday and believes spin will play an important role against the West Indies "I can certainly see it playing quite a significant role," Agar said, as quoted by cricbuzz "Yesterday the ball kept a little bit low (and) there was a bit of purchase.
The wicket certainly slowed up towards the back end, so it was also a challenge for finding out the right speed to bowl. "With T20 pitches, you're not always going to get raging turners or ones that go underground.
Generally, around the world, they're pretty flat but not in the subcontinent or in the West Indies. History shows us that they might be a little bit more friendly to us." Agar's goal is to be as good as possible and he believes that spin will play one of the important roles "Spin seems to play a big role in the power play in the West Indies," Agar said, "(but) you have to be realistic.
Some days it's going to work really well, other days they (batsmen) are going to get on top of you because you've got two fielders out and not a lot of pace on the ball as a spinner." "For me, I quite like doing it because it means my game is growing.
As a cricketer, I'm just trying to be as adaptable and usable as possible. I'm just trying to get as good as I can at everything I can.
He also praised the cooperation with his teammates and is happy for the harmony in the team "Obviously Zamps [Adam Zampa] and I have enjoyed a really nice partnership over the last couple of years.
[Mitchell Swepson] is bowling beautifully and so is Tanveer Sangha." "And we all work really closely together, we actually have great relationships with each other, so it's a lot of fun. We talk about that opportunity and it's really nice to be a part of a spin group that just genuinely care about each other.
As he says, there is unity in the team and everyone wants to help everyone "I guess you can say we're fighting for spots if you want to put it that way but to be honest we're trying to help each other get better and better every time we train and play together, so it's a lot of fun."
"And, yeah, certainly that increased opportunity is always something to look forward to, so hopefully the wickets are spin-friendly."