Agar, who has solely 5 Exams beneath his belt, returned wicket-less throughout Australia’s final Take a look at towards South Africa in Sydney however, on Indian situations, the finger spinner could possibly be profitable, the previous coach thinks.
“Having been there, I’m probably more inclined to play finger spinners,” Lehmann, who was the coach of their 2017 victory in Pune, mentioned on Australian radio station SENQ.
At the moment, left-arm spinner Stephen O’Keefe performed the match-winning function by bagging 12 wickets.
Australia start the marquee four-Take a look at sequence towards India at Nagpur from February 9. It was on the identical venue final week the left-arm spinners from either side wreaked havoc, bagging a complete of 23 wickets in a Ranji Trophy match.
Vidarbha’s Aditya Sarwate led the present with a match haul of 11/81 as they defended the bottom Ranji Trophy complete of 71 in an 18-run win over Gujarat.
“It just gets through the air quicker and some spin and some don’t. The leg-spinners sometimes spin it too much, if that makes sense… (for finger spinners) some skid on and you get beaten on the inside and you get an LBW.
“That is most likely why they’re taking a look at a finger spinner. We actually did that 4 years in the past (2017) and Steve O’Keefe bowled India out principally on his personal in one of many final Take a look at matches to win there.
“That’s why I’d be looking at someone like an Agar, bat a little bit, bowl as that second spinner,” the 52-year-old added.
Agar is the one left-arm spin choice in Australia’s touring squad which have leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson and uncapped off-spinner Todd Murphy in its ranks.
He additionally thinks having the posh of Swepson within the touring get together shall be vital ought to situations favour a leg-spinner being included at any stage.
“I can’t believe there was talk of him (Swepson) not going, talk about balance of the side, if you get to pick 18 players, you want a pretty balanced squad,” Lehmann added.
“Most of the time we only take 15 (players) over there. They’ve got the extra spinners, there’s plenty of options, there’s no tour game, so they’ll work out the best option to win over there I’m sure.
“It does appear to be a fairly good squad. If it fits to play the leg-spinner because the second spinner, then good on him.”
Lehman’s former facet want a 4-0 whitewash in India to guide a spot within the World Take a look at Championships ultimate.