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I guess I mustn't have run the drinks well enough last time: Ashton Agar on Australia ODI squad omission

Following in the footsteps of compatriot Nathan Coulter-Nile, who last week accused selectors of "poor communication" after he was told he was not picked because of a non-existent back injury, Agar has voiced his frustration

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The Cricketer | 1/7/2019 at 4:15 PM

Ashton Agar has described the communication between the Australian selection panel and the players as "vague".

Discontent is rife Down Under following a first ever home Test series defeat by India, which was confirmed after the fourth and final Test in Sydney was washed out.

But it is the one-day international squad which has come under the most fire.

Following in the footsteps of compatriot Nathan Coulter-Nile, who last week accused selectors of "poor communication" after he was told he was not picked because of a non-existent back injury, Agar has voiced his frustration.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile voiced his frustrations about the communication from Australia selectors last week

"Recently, it has been pretty vague, to be honest. I got told pretty much just keep trying to get better," the offspinner said after being dropped from the squad despite not playing a single game against South Africa last year.

"That’s what I was told. I guess I mustn’t have run the drinks well enough last time, because I didn’t really get a crack at that before.

"This one was probably a little bit tougher because it was a little bit confusing. But it is what it is. All I can do now is get better. Find ways to evolve as a cricketer and really just have fun.

"I’m just going to do it my way now and really enjoy it. If that means opportunities come, they come."

Australia have rested their first-choice seam attack for the three ODIs against India, as well as dropping batsmen Chris Lynn, D'Arcy Short and Travis Head.

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