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Alex Carey
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Alex Carey

Australia|wicketkeeper batsman
Alex Carey

INTL CAREER: 2018 - 2020

Full Name

Alex Tyson Carey

Born

August 27, 1991, Loxton, South Australia

Age

29y 228d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batsman

TEAMS

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.

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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI42377109110636.36118991.75141098495
T20I3018417637*12.57151116.5500136149
FC40717231314336.14391259.12512278181422
List A79748222310633.68257686.2911324320866
T2092789208110130.151624128.14210195606813
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI42------------
T20I30------------
FC40------------
List A79------------
T2092------------
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Alex Carey built on a solid foundation
Alex Carey made the first century of the BBL season
Alex Carey's stroke-filled knock lifted his team
Ben McDermott and Alex Carey during their century partnership
Alex Carey shapes to lap the ball
Alex Carey ducks underneath a short ball