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Alex Carey

Australia|Wicketkeeper Batter
Alex Carey
INTL CAREER: 2018 - 2024
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Full Name

Alex Tyson Carey

Born

August 27, 1991, Loxton, South Australia

Age

32y 241d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

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 wicketkeeper across formats and also a vice-captain of the ODI side.

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 batter to a wicketkeeper-batter 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. 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. Two years later, he captained the ODI side in a series against West Indies.

Carey's elevation to the Test team also came in rather chaotic circumstances after Paine resigned as captain shortly before the 2021-22 Ashes then stepped away from the game. However, although it was a hasty leap into the role, it felt like the natural order. He scored a maiden Test century against South Africa and the MCG although made most headlines for his controversial stumping of Jonny Bairstow at Lord's during the 2023 Ashes.
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Alex Carey Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests32475133911131.88225459.4018152712112
ODIs726611181410632.98205288.401816718828
T20Is3826523337*11.09215108.3700197199
FC8313713423014334.11702360.236254892831416
List A120114143451128*34.51391288.213203573913811
T20s1089410238710128.411865127.98213228657915

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests32------------
ODIs72------------
T20Is38------------
FC83------------
List A120------------
T20s108------------
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Recent Matches of Alex Carey

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
Australia vs New Zealand14 & 98*5c/0s & 5c/0s08-Mar-2024ChristchurchTest # 2535
Australia vs New Zealand10 & 32c/0s & 2c/0s29-Feb-2024WellingtonTest # 2533
South Aust vs Queensland49 & 903c/0s & 1c/0s16-Feb-2024AdelaideFC
South Aust vs Queensland128c/0s14-Feb-2024AdelaideList A
Australia vs West Indies65 & 22c/1s & 2c/0s25-Jan-2024BrisbaneTest # 2524

Photos of Alex Carey

Alex Carey and Pat Cummins embrace after Australia got the winning runs
Alex Carey was confident in dealing with the short ball
Alex Carey brought up a much-needed half-century
Alex Carey timed the ball sweetly
Daryl Mitchell was happy to use the reverse sweep as a strike-rotating tool
Alex Carey does his wicket-keeping drills in bright sunshine