"Agar has been unwell for the past week and subsequently a decision has been made to allow him to return early to Australia," said Cricket Australia in a statement Tuesday.
Australian team's doctor Peter Brukner added: "Ashton has had a mild viral illness for the past week and needs some time to rest and recuperate. It has been a long tour and while he has handled the pressure extremely well, we thought it would be a good idea for him to get home as soon possible to have a short break before preparing for the domestic season."
The left arm spinner played in the first two Tests of the series which Australia have already lost.
--IANS (Posted on 20-08-2013)