In Pictures: Australia's spinners
July 2, 2013
Australia are still toying with other options as alternatives to Lyon. One such player is Ashton Agar, the 19-year-old bowling all-rounder from Western Australia. Agar is his side's back-up spinner for the upcoming Ashes. The slow left-armer is said to be???
Michael Beer had a strange name to start with. But his left-arm spin was even stranger as he clearly looked under-prepared on Test debut against England in the 2011 Ashes. Sadly, the 29-year-old Western Australian played only one more match for Australia ???
Nathan Hauritz, 31, made his one-day international debut in 2002 and played in his first Test two years later. But the New South Wales off-spinner failed to nail a place after taking just 63 wickets from 17 Tests. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo
Steven Smith, a gifted all-rounder, was fast-tracked into the Test side at just 21 years of age in 2010 in the hope he would be a genuine leg-spin option. It did not turn out that way with the New South Welshman showing more promise with the bat. He has f???
Xavier Doherty was yet another spin option Australia looked at in 2010/11. The Tasmanian, who obviously has the heart, has unfortunately lacked the skill to bowl sides out in the five-day game even though he can keep it tight. Not surprisingly, he is Aust???
Nathan Lyon, second from left, has been the leading spin bowler for Australia since his first Test appearance in Galle in 2011. The problem is the 25 year old – who has 76 wickets from 22 matches – has yet to win the trust of his management. He was wr???
Like Smith, Glenn Maxwell is a batting young all-rounder, who happens to bowl spin. In fact, he was given the nod ahead of Lyon in Hyederabad, taking four wickets but conceding 127 runs. He took three more in Delhi, but Australia would be better served by???
One player who could be playing for Australia much sooner than expected is Fawad Ahmed, the Pakistan-born leg-spinner, who has been talked up a lot by none other than Shane Warne, the country's most successful slow bowler. The 31 year old has just been na???