Australia’s T20I vice-captain, wicketkeeper Alex Carey displaced Test captain Tim Paine in the white-ball sides in early 2018 after some excellent displays for South Australia and Big Bash side Adelaide Strikers.
Once a talented Australian Rules player, Carey began to fully focus on cricket at the age of 20 and made his Sheffield Shield and One-Day Cup debuts as a specialist No.3 batsman.
After struggling with the bat, Carey moved down the order and became a full-time wicketkeeper, displacing Tim Ludeman in 2015-16.
An excellent 2016-17 Sheffield Shield season saw Carey take a record 57 catches and two stumpings and was only narrowly beaten to a spot in the 2017-18 Ashes team because Paine had more experience.
With his abilities behind the stumps now firmly established as among the best in the country, Carey’s 443 runs at 49.22 at the top of the order for the Strikers in the 2017-18 Big Bash earned him his ODI and T20I debuts where he has since cemented himself as one of the first names on the teamsheet.
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