Alex Carey is an Australian wicketkeeper-batsman who also represents South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers in domestic cricket.
Alex Carey made his List A cricket debut against New South Wales in a Ryobi Cup match on February 17, 2013, and was then called up to the Sheffield Shield team on February 19, 2013, where he made his first-class debut against the same opposition. Carey was a specialist batsman by design in grade cricket when he first started playing, but he had a rough start in the new sport. He was dismissed from the side after appearing in three Shield matches and averaging just 10.1 runs in six batting innings.
Carey had a fantastic Grade cricket season in 2015-16, and his influence was such that he was called up for the Sheffield Shield finals later that year. In 2016-17, he had 57 Sheffield Shield catches and two stumpings, and he was considered for the 2017-18 Ashes by the selectors, only to be nipped out of a baggy green by the return of the older, smarter Tim Paine.
Carey began the 2017–18 season with South Australia in the JLT Cup, where he came close to a maiden century when he scored 92 against Victoria in the elimination final. He was also a member of South Australia’s fourth-largest one-day partnership of all time, with Jake Weatherald, putting on 212 runs.
At the auction prior to the 13th edition of the glitzy T20 season, Carey was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.4 crore. The left-hander, who has amassed a considerable number of runs in the Major Bash League, bats in the middle or lower middle order and will act as a finisher for his team in the IPL 2020.
On January 19, 2018, Alex Carey made his ODI debut against England, replacing an ill Tim Paine in the XI. In the wake of Australian cricket’s cultural analysis, he soon replaced Paine in the ODI squad and remarkably became vice-captain of both limited-overs sides, securing his place for the 2019 ODI World Cup. He was Australia’s fourth top run scorer during the World Cup, behind Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, and David Warner, with 375 runs from ten matches.
After the COVID-19-induced lockout, Carey was also picked for the England series. In limited overs cricket, he has established himself as Australia’s first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman.
Alex Carey was a former football player before turning to cricket, playing Australian rules football. Carey used to be the captain of the Great Western Sydney Giants in a domestic league, but when they joined the Australian Football League in 2012, he was left out, and he switched to cricket.