Carey is among the six cricketers which the Delhi Capitals released from their 2020 squad. The South Australian stumper, in a recent conversation with cricket.com.au, revealed that he had seen it coming given the fact that DC already have an established keeper in Rishabh Pant.
Alex Carey featured in just three games for the Capitals in IPL 2020 in the absence of an injured Pant. The southpaw, however, expressed immense gratitude towards the franchise and head coach Ricky Ponting for giving him an opportunity to be a part of the set-up. He is hopeful that he will find takers in the upcoming auction.
“It wasn’t a surprise. Those things, you get a bit of an inkling for and I didn’t play a lot of cricket, just sat on the sidelines, so it probably makes sense to open that spot up for someone else,”Alex Carey was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“Hopefully there’s an opportunity in this year’s draft, but I’m really grateful for Delhi and Punter (Ponting) for picking me up in the first place,” he added.
Just like Alex Carey, Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has also expressed little surprise at not being retained by defending champions Mumbai Indians.
Coulter-Nile, who was bought for Rs 8 Crores in the auction, played seven games in the 2020 season, claiming 5 wickets, including 2-29 in the final.
”I was expecting that was going to happen,” he said. “They paid overs for me so I thought that was going to happen. Hopefully, I can get picked up again this year. I’ve got nothing else on so hopefully I can get to the IPL,” added Coulter-Nile.