Chennai, Feb 16: Australian captain Michael Clarke has said, 19-year-old spinner Ashton Agar may be picked for the three-day match against India A starting Saturday in Chennai.
Agar has played only two first-class games for Western Australia.
Melbourne-born Agar, on tour as a net bowler, played Australia's opening two-day game against the India Board XI as many senior players remained in Australia to finish the one-day series against the West Indies.
The full squad has assembled in Chennai but coach and selector Mickey Arthur has decided to keep the promising Agar rather than send him home to Perth this weekend as planned.
Clarke is yet to name the side for the three-day game.
The decision to retain Agar suggests Agar is in contention for selection not only in the three-day game but also the first Test on February 22.
''It's exciting. He's having a good time. It's great to have him on board,'' Clarke said.