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Introduction of Alex Carey

Alex Carey is left-handed Wicket-Keeper batsman of Australian National Cricket team who is playing from Australia from 2018. Previously he was a football player of the Australian Rules Football. Whereas now he is a Wicket-Keeper batsman of the Australian international team. However, he plays for Australia only in Test and ODI format of cricket. 

He took interest in cricket when he was left behind the team upon the entrance of Western Sydney Giants in Australian Football League 2012. Besides Carey debuted in 2013 as a top-order batsman but was unable to achieve any success and was dropped by the team. However, his continuous practice and efforts led him to make a debut in Australian National Cricket as a Wicket-Keeper batsman. Furthermore, he was also the squad member of the Team Australia who came out victorious in the ICC World Test Championship Final 2023.

Alex Carey
Alex Carey

Early and Personal Life of Alex Carey 

Full NameAlex Tyson Carey
Nick NameKez
Age32
DOBAugust 27,1991
Place of Birth Loxton, South Australia 
Height5 ft 9 inches
Batting Style Left-handed batsman
Bowling Style Right-arm fast seam
Role in the teamWicket-Keeper Batsman
Eye ColorBlue
Personal Details

Early Life

Carey was born in Loxton, Australia on August 27,1991. His family consists of 3 persons: his father Tyson Carey, Mother Andrea Carey and a sister Ashleigh Carey. Moreover, he got his early education from Brighton Secondary School, Civil Engineering. He is known as Carey or Kez among his teammates.

Personal Life

Usually, Alex doesn’t share his personal life on social media. However, he is married to Eloise Carey and has 2 children. Furthermore, his son’s name is Louise Robert Carey and daughter is Clementine Carey.

Football Career of Alex Carey

During his childhood he used to play Cricket and Australian Rules Football. However, he became fonder of football as he grew older. So, he started playing football for Glenelg in South Australian National Football League at higher level when he was of 15 years. Besides his career in football was started back in 2008 as part of Australia squad but he didn’t play in a single game. Later he proceeded to more advanced in 2009 and then played for AFL under-18 championship.

Alex Carey
Alex Carey

Furthermore, he was enrolled in the Glenelg in SANFL in 2010. That’s why he rejected the proposal contract of South Australian Cricket Association. Later, in order to join Australian Football League’ newly expanded club he moved to Sydney. Furthermore, he captained the Greater Western Sydney Giants in AFL 2010 and led his team towards the finals. However, he missed the final 4 rounds of the game due to his injury. In addition, he won the best and fairest award of the team. Despite continuous play for the team in 2011 he was dropped from the inaugural AFL squad for the 2012 season by his team. 

Cricket Career

Alex Carey Career Stats

Match Category Test Internationals ODIFC
Total No. of Matches 307280
Scored Runs 121218143964
Average of Batting 31.8932.9833.59
100s/50s1/71/86/23
Highest score 111106143
Catches 10582294
Career Stats of Alex Carey

Domestic Career

After the dismissal from the Football team, Alex returned to Adelaide and initially wanted to again return to the Glenelg Club for football. However, he didn’t do that and finally decided to go back to Glenelg Cricket Club for the grade cricket of 2012-13. Starting as a specialist batsman he managed to make an average score of 50 in all formats for his team. His spectacular performance led him towards his first match representing South Australia. Later he appeared in List A cricket against New South Wales for a Ryobi Cup. In addition, he also played in Sheffield Shield as his 1st class debut. 

Change in the batting Order

Later, for the 2013-14 season he was also in the contract with South Australia. However, he didn’t play a single game during that time. Perhaps that was the reason behind his stepping back as a top order batsman and trying as a Wicket-Keeper batsman. Later he played many matches in the Futures League for South Australia. His excellence showed in his game as he made 822 runs for Glenelg with the average of 90.22 in ten matches. In addition, he made an average of 44.13 in the 5 matches of the Futures League. After this League he once again called to play for South Australia in the final 4 rounds of the Sheffield Shield season 2015-16 in the place of Tim Ludeman.

Alex got his first senior contract with South Australia in 2016-17. Moreover, it was the most successful season for his domestic Career. He took 59th dismissals during the tournament and made a record as a Wicket-Keeper batsman. His outstanding performance resulted in his involvement in Australia National performance Squad for the off season 2017. Later he played in the JLT cup as a member of South Australia and made 92 runs against Victoria. Due to his amazing play, he was then called in the Australia A and one-day form. Later he entered into the Sheffield Shield season 2017-18 and Ashes series as a top-notch player of Australia. At that time, he was considered as the fabulous young Wicket-Keeper batsman of Australia.

IPL and County Cricket Career

Alex made his first 1st class century for South Australia with 139 runs against Queensland. Later he was drafted for the County Cricket Club by Sussex in 2019 for the Blast T20 tournament 2019. At the IPL, he was bought by Delhi Capitals for the IPL season 2020.

YearsTeam Names 
2012-13 to present South Australia 
2016-17 to present Adelaide Strikers
2019Sussex
2020Delhi Capitals 
Domestic team Information

International Career

At the international level, Alex started playing ODI for Australia as a replacement on January 19,2018. During the same month, he was called for the T20I squad of Australia for the Trans-Tasman Tri series 2017-18. However, he debuted in T20I cricket on February 3,2018 against New Zealand. During the same year, he was selected as the vice-captain of the T20 team of Australia. In 2019, Alex was named in the Australian Squad for the ICC CWC2019. There he scored 375 runs in 10 matches and became the 4th highest scorer of the team where David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith were in the first 3 positions.  In addition, he also made a record for most catches in a single tournament with 18 catches. 

Alex Carey
Alex Carey

He was named as the captain of the team against West Indies in the 1st ODI of the series in 2021. Furthermore, the team won the match under his captaincy and Alex completed his 1000 ODI runs and 50 ODI catches in that match. Later Carey debuted in Test Cricket during the 1sy Test match of the Ashes Series 2021-22. Carey as a Wicketkeeper took 8 catches in his first test. Carey scored his 1st Test Century during the boxing day Test against South Africa in December 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

International details

National Playing Side Australia from 2018
1st Test InternationalDecember 8,2021 against England 
Last TestJanuary 25,2024 against West Indies 
1st ODIJanuary 19,2018 against England 
Last ODIOctober 8,2023 against India 
1st T20IFebruary 3,2018 against New Zealand 
Last T20IAugust 9,2021 against Bangladesh 
International Details

International Records of Alex Carey

Alex was the squad member of Australia who won the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. In addition, he also was the key member of the Australian Squad who came out victorious in the ICC CWC2023 finals against India.

Controversy about Alex Carey

Alex faced a lot of criticism in 2023 where he stumped Jonny Bairstow in a controversial manner during the Ashes Test 2023 at Lords. The press and media of the United Kingdom covered this story on the front pages. Bairstow thought of the ball as dead after the delivery and started wandering from his spot. However, Carey had spotted the live ball earlier and catches the ball and threw it at the stumps.

FAQs

1: When and where was Alex Carey born?

A: Carey was born in Loxton, Australia on August 27,1991.

2: Who is the wife of Alex Carey?

A: He is married to Eloise Carey.

3: How many Childrens Alex Carey have?

A: He has 2 children. Furthermore, his son’s name is Louise Robert Carey and daughter is Clementine Carey.

4: In which formats of cricket did Alex Carey Play for Australia?

A: He played for Australia is the Test and ODI format of Cricket.

5: How tall is Alex Carey?

A: Carey is 5 ft 9 inches tall in height.

7: Did Alex Carey was a Football Player previously?

A: Previously he was a football player of the Australian Rules Football.

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