According to Glenn McGrath, the current Australia cricket team has hit "rock bottom" and need to axe young spinner Ashton Agar in favour of the more experienced spinner Nathan Lyon, who he believes spins the ball more.

McGrath presented Agar with his "baggy green" before the first test in a dream moment for the 19-year-old who went on to score 98 in the first innings - the highest ever score for a number 11 - but McGrath has come out against him, writing in his column for the Guardian: "we need a spinner who can make more of an impact on the match than he is able to."

Agar has only snapped up two wickets this series, the same amount as England's opening batsman Joe Root who featured as a part-time spinner in the second innings at Lords, has taken so far. 

Lyon has taken more wickets than any Australian bowler since making his debut in 2011, dismissing 76 batsmen at an average of 33. 

It was a surprise to many that Agar came in ahead of Lyon as the youngster had never played a test match or represented Australia in senior cricket in any form, and had only played a handful of first class matches.

McGrath continued: "They say you have to hit rock bottom before you can start to get back up. And that's where this Australia team are".

The batsmen have been the main focus for criticism about Australia, with none of the top order having made a century as yet,  with Agar coming closest with his 98

McGrath has slated friend and former team mate Shane Watson's performances, saying "he has promised a lot but now it's time to deliver".

McGrath, like many of the confident Aussies predicted a whitewash in their favour before the start of the series, but if things continue in the same vain as things are currently panning out, the green and gold could be on the end of a 5-0 themselves.

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