Wicket-keeper Alex Carey Takes A Short Break From Cricket Ahead Of Australia's Tour Of Pakistan 2022

Updated - 20 Feb 2022, 06:11 PM

Alex Carey. (Credits: Twitter)

The 30-year-old Australia National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey has decided to take a break from cricket ahead of Australia’s tour of Pakistan 2022.

Earlier, Cricket Australia (CA) had confirmed that Australia will be touring Pakistan as per schedule after 24 long years. The tour consists of a three-match Test series, which will be played from March 4 to 25, a three-match One Day International series, which will be played from March 29 to April 2, and a sole T20 International match, which will be played on April 5.

Alex Carey (left) and Australian coach Justin Langer (right) are seen during an Australian Cricket Team training session. (AAP Image/Darren England)
Alex Carey (left) and Australian coach Justin Langer (right) are seen during an Australian Cricket Team training session. (AAP Image/Darren England)

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Meanwhile, Carey has been playing non-stop cricket since the Marsh Sheffield Shield. He played six Shield games, the entire five-match Ashes 2021-22 against England, five Marsh One-Day Cup games and three Big Bash League (BBL) games in the last five months.

Alex Carey has said that he will be taking some time off from cricket to spend time with his family ahead of the Pakistan tour.

There’s no more games of cricket for me until we get to Pakistan. I’ll just spend this week with the family, heading down south, staying away from everyone to minimise contact and then jump on the plane to Melbourne and then Pakistan,” Carey was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Sunday.

Alex Carey
Alex Carey. Image Credits: Twitter

“I’ll do some running and probably find time to have a catch and a hit throughout the next week, but a lot of it will be family time ahead of the next couple of months. And just put my feet up — hopefully, take my mind totally off cricket for five or six days,” added Carey.

It’s more just the excitement to get over there – Alex Carey on the Pakistan tour

Alex Carey
Alex Carey. Image-Getty

Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey said that he is excited to travel to Pakistan and play in different conditions. He added that he is looking forward to maintaining good relationships with the spinners in the spin-friendly tracks in Pakistan.

Preparing for the most difficult scenario from our perspective would mean preparing for spin-friendly conditions. If you prepare for that, but then come up against something different — if they’re quick-friendly pitches that are a bit harder and bouncy — then we’ve all experienced more of those conditions here in Australia than the spinner-friendly ones.”

“But we’ll probably get a taste of all of those at some stage, and I have no expectations. It’s more just the excitement to get over there and have a week or so lead-in to that first Test — catch balls, hit balls, face spinners, face quicks, face the reversing ball,” he said.

“For me, it’s just continuing to build and to keep having those close relationships with the spinners that is very important. It’s going to be interesting, and exciting.”

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