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Perth Scorchers have been dealt a scorching blow in the Big Bash League as their star spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out for the season with a finger fracture. He had suffered a similar injury in 2017 during Australia’s tour to India which kept him out of the game for 16 months. Perth Scorchers have roped in young off-singer Will Bosisto as his replacement. 

"Ash Agar unfortunately suffered a fracture dislocation to his right index finger whilst fielding at training yesterday," Nick Jones, Scorchers' sports medicine manager, said. "Ash sustained an intra-articular fracture that will require surgical repair. We expect that Ash will undergo surgery in the coming days, and as a result will be unavailable for the remainder of the BBL." 

Although Agar has only picked up five wickets in eight matches, his economy rate of just over seven has helped the Scorchers this year. The team from Perth are currently 7th on the table with the bulk of the tournament already played.