Alex Carey

Australia
Age
August 27, 1991 (30 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Loxton, South Australia
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
-

At the age of 28, Alex Carey made it to the Australian national team – a tad later than most cricketers.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Australia, South Australia, Australia A, Delhi Capitals, Sussex, Australian XI, Adelaide Strikers, Australians, Prime Ministers XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
49
42
8
1246
105
36.65
1380
90.29
1
6
123
10
T20I
38
26
5
233
37*
11.1
215
108.37
0
0
19
7
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
3
3
1
32
14*
16
29
110.34
0
0
0
1

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
49
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
38
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
3
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Wicket-keeper-batsman Alex Carey has been plying for South Australia since the 2012 – 2013 season in Australian domestic cricket. Having debuted as a top-order batsman, he has found more success being a lower middle-order batsman who doubles up as a wicket-keeper. Strong second XI and club performances in 2015-16 resulted in him replacing Tim Ludeman as South Australia wicket-keeper. With Australia looking for attacking limited-overs wicket-keeping options, Carey’s timing couldn’t have been more perfect

ODI career

Carey made his debut in ODIs in early 2018 as a replacement for Tim Paine and has played 36 ODIs to date, making 884 runs at an average of 34 with four half-centuries. He has also taken 42 catches and effected five stumpings as wicket-keeper. Alex Carey was in great form during the World Cup held in England in 2019. He finished the tournament the second-best run-scorer for Australia, following David Warner, with 375 runs at an average of 62.5 and a strike rate of 104.75

T20I Career

One month after making his ODI debut, Alex Carey made an appearance for Australia in the shortest format of the game. His T20I debut was in February 2018 against New Zealand. He has played 28 games for Australia in the format but has shown himself way less successful as a batsman. The left-hander has made just 173 runs at an average of less than 15 with the highest score of 37 not out. He has 14 catches and 9 stumpings in the format but hasn’t quite done his best. On the domestic scene in the Big Bash League (BBL) Alex Carey has 1163 runs in 35 matches, averaging in the mid-30s and striking at a rate of nearly 130. His International T20 performance might not be that good yet but there are all chances it will turn out to be a great success.

Alex Carey in the IPL

The Australian is yet to play in the Indian Premier League but in the 2020 IPL auction, Alex Carey was sold for Rs 2.4 crore to the Delhi Capitals franchise. If he manages to play in the 2020 season, he is likely to be Delhi’s backup keeper behind regular Rishabh Pant.

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