Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer will consider a four-pronged spin attack in his attempt to guide a young side to glory in this year’s Twenty20 Champions League.
The Scorchers have been dealt blow after blow in the lead-up to the lucrative tournament, which will be held in India this year.
Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh and Pat Cummins have all been ruled out through injury, while Mike Hussey and Nathan Coulter-Nile are also unavailable after being called up by their Indian Premier League sides.
On top of that, the Scorchers will be without veteran all-rounder Alfonso Thomas after he failed to secure a release from his English County side Somerset.
Although the Scorchers lack star-power, their spinning stocks look to be a major strength.
Hogg and Michael Beer are already proven T20 performers, while Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner are rising stars of Australian cricket.
“Our spinners are the advantage we’ve got, particularly in India as well,” Langer said.
“And two of those are spinning all-rounders.
“Ashton Agar opened the batting and batted three for us in our pre-season games in Darwin, and he batted magnificently well. And Ashton Turner is the same: he could bat anywhere in the order.
“It gives us great depth to be able to have those guys available. They might all play in India.”
Hogg isn’t contracted for this summer’s Big Bash League in Australia, but hopes a strong showing in India will earn him a deal.
The Scorchers start their Champions League campaign on Monday with a match against South African champions Highveld Lions in Ahmedabad.