Alex Carey becomes Australia’s new skipper!
CRICDOT DESK : Former Aussie skipper Tim Payne has stepped down ahead of the historic Ashes series between Australia and England a couple of days earlier. He also withdrew himself from international cricket indefinitely. Meanwhile Wicket-keeper-batsman Alex Carey is all set to replace Tim Payne in the upcoming Ashes series.
Cricket‘s oldest ritul Ashes series, is knocking on the door once again. The Australian cricket team was supposed to be in high spirits before embarking on the Ashes mission on home soil to win the recently concluded T20 World Cup. However, the voluntary resignation of regular captain Tim Payne’s controversial activities and eventually his retirement from cricket has made Australian cricket uncomfortable.
Discussions began shortly after Tim Payne stepped down to decide who would replace Payne. Cricket Australia (CA) has finally officially answered that question. They have confirmed that in the absence of Tim Payne, Alex Carey will take over the reins of the wicket. In the race for a place in the team, he has overtaken Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batsman Joss Inglis.
Alex Carey, 30, has not yet played for Australia in red ball cricket, but he is a regular face of the Australian team in white ball cricket. Australia have already played 45 ODIs and 36 international Twenty20 matches for the national team. Batting at number 7 in ODI cricket, his batting average in these 45 matches is 36.45. He made a total of 1203 runs He has scored 233 runs at an average of 11.09 in the T20 format.
Alex Carey, who has played six first-class matches, is naturally thrilled to have the opportunity to make his Test debut through the Ashes series. “I am just happy to have such an opportunity Of course, getting a chance in such a big series is something special I want to do my best to help Australia win the Ashes. “