Agar was recognised in Monday night’s Australian Cricket Awards at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium, highlighting a successful return to South Australia for the athletic 23-year-old.
Agar returned to SA after an initial stint as a Redback in the summer of 2015-16 followed by a two-year spell in his home state of Victoria.
He made an immediate impact for the Redbacks, claiming six wickets in his Marsh Sheffield Shield debut against Queensland with his 23 wickets currently ranked equal-second in the competition.
His 11 wickets from just five matches was the best by a Redback in the 2019 Marsh One-Day Cup and included back-to-back five-wicket hauls against Queensland and Western Australia.
Agar continued his consistent summer with the Adelaide Strikers in KFC BBL|09 with 17 wickets from 12 matches, leaving him as the only bowler in the country to sit among the top-10 wicket-takers in all three Australian domestic competitions this summer.
Capable of bowling at speeds beyond 140km/h, Agar’s consistency, work rate and attitude has helped him become arguably one of the most improved players in the Australian domestic scene.
The Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year is awarded to the top player under the age of 24 and who has not played more than 10 first-class matches before the voting period began.
Agar follows in the footsteps of his former Victorian teammate Will Pucovski, who won the award last year. Previous winners include Brett Lee, Shane Watson and David Warner and Redbacks Alex Ross, Daniel Cullen, Mark Cosgrove, Shaun Tait and Darren Lehmann.