Full name Alex Tyson Carey
Born August 27, 1991, Loxton, South Australia
Current age 29 years 154 days
Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Australian Prime Minister's Invitation XI, Australian XI, Brad Haddin XII, Delhi Capitals, PJ Cummins' XI, South Australia, South Australia Under-17s, South Australia Under-19s, South Australia Under-23s, Sussex
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Jan 19, 2018 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Canberra, Dec 2, 2020 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 3, 2018 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 6, 2020 scorecard|
|First-class debut||South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Feb 19-21, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Australia A v Indians at Sydney, Dec 11-13, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Feb 17, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v India at Canberra, Dec 2, 2020 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at Sydney, Jan 18, 2017 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder at Adelaide, Jan 25, 2021 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 0c/0s||Strikers||v Thunder||Adelaide||25 Jan 2021||T20|
|29, 2c/0s||Strikers||v Thunder||Adelaide||24 Jan 2021||T20|
|101, 2c/0s||Strikers||v Heat||Adelaide||21 Jan 2021||T20|
|0c/0s, 1||Strikers||v Stars||Melbourne||15 Jan 2021||T20|
|1c/0s, 21||Strikers||v Stars||Adelaide||11 Jan 2021||T20|
|42, 0c/0s||Strikers||v Renegades||Adelaide||8 Jan 2021||T20|
|24, 2c/0s||Strikers||v Renegades||Adelaide||5 Jan 2021||T20|
|31, 0c/0s||Strikers||v Sixers||Carrara||3 Jan 2021||T20|
|82, 1c/0s||Strikers||v Scorchers||Adelaide||31 Dec 2020||T20|
|15, 2c/0s||Strikers||v Scorchers||Adelaide||28 Dec 2020||T20|
As inaugural captain of the Greater Western Sydney Giants on their road towards inclusion in the Australian Football League, Alex Carey appeared to be a talent lost to cricket. But the fade of his Australian football career around his 20th birthday left him to fall back on the other sport that had competed for his junior attention, starting a road to becoming Australia's limited-overs wicketkeeper and vice-captain.
Carey had always been highly regarded by South Australia, for whom he turned out at age-group levels in addition to his club side Glenelg. On returning home from Sydney, Carey excelled in grade ranks as a batsman, but found the going harder when first chosen for the Redbacks in early 2013. These struggles led the adaptable Carey to make another switch, from full-time batsman to wicketkeeper-batting down the order, and it was in this form that he was able to progress. Amid a strong club and 2nd XI season in 2015-16, he displaced Tim Ludeman as South Australia's gloveman, and earned strong reviews for his precise footwork, soft hands and promising, elegant batting.
He took 57 Sheffield Shield catches and two stumpings in 2016-17 and was in the selectors' thoughts entering the 2017-18 Ashes, only to be nipped out of a baggy green by the return of the older, wiser Tim Paine. Nevertheless, he gained an ODI debut against England when Paine was ill, following a impressive BBL season for Adelaide Strikers where his explosive runs at the top of the order propelled the Strikers to the title.
He became the T20I wicketkeeper for Australia in a successful tri-series victory in early 2018 and he was then taken on the ODI tour of England as a back-up keeper and spare batsman. He quickly replaced Paine in the ODI team and remarkably became vice-captain of both limited-overs teams in the aftermath of Australian cricket's cultural review, cementing his place for the 2019 ODI World Cup.