NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia leaves the ground after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England on 98 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

After flying onto the Test cricket scene following his unexpected 98 on debut during the 2013 Ashes, Western Australian finger-spinner Ashton Agar's star with the red-ball has dipped across the summers to follow.

Since making his debut at Trent Bridge nigh-on a decade ago, the 28-year-old has gone on to make just a further three appearances in whites, plucking nine wickets in the process.

And although Agar hasn't donned the baggy green since Australia's Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram in September of 2017, the tweaker has set his sights on a return to the longest form of the game, eyeing the Aussies' upcoming tour of India as his point of redeployment.

Proving able to carve out a perennial place in Australia's ODI and T20 outfits, Agar's ability to stifle, and score, within white-ball contests has proven vital since his dual injections in 2015 and 2016.

But with an itch to trade the green and gold for whites, the Victorian-born bowler claimed it has been a lifelong aim to roll the arm over in the sub-continent.

"I'd love to play a Test match over in India, I love watching cricket over there," Agar told

"The games are over quickly but that's really exciting … and it just looks like a hell of a time to bowl.

"Ever since I was a kid, I've watched I reckon every Test series they've had over there because I've looked up to a lot of their players so to play one of them would be huge."

Still, Agar also conceded that had it not been for an injury sustained during Australia's recent ODI series in Sri Lanka, a call-up to Andrew McDonald's XI would likely have come sooner.

As evidenced by Travis Head's stunning 4/10 figures last month in Galle, the deck found in the shadows of the dutch fort was a spinner's dream, with 25 of the 30 wickets to fall coming via the hands of slow bowlers.

With his latest ailment forcing him onto the sidelines, Agar was forced to watch on in frustration of the ilk of Head, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Swepson cashed in.

"It was unbelievable, it was paradise for spinners out there," he added.

"But I've played long enough now, and I've been injured enough to know that you can't get too caught up in that stuff.

"Sitting there on the first day seeing the ball spin miles was a bit frustrating but after that I moved on pretty quickly and just focused on trying to get the side better … get my skills even better than what they were before and come back better next time.

"I think I would have been a pretty good chance (of earning a spot in McDonald's XI).

"Big spinning conditions like that, they're certainly in favour of left-arm orthodox spinners and seeing the pitch the way it was, who knows we might have even gone (with) three spinners."

Australian is set to tour India during February and March of 2023, with the four-test series set to take the visitors to Pune, Bengalaru, Ranchi and Dharamsala.