Australia’s wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey gained strides with his powerful show in the middle-order during the ICC World Cup 2019. An now as the Aussies gear up for another international summer, Carey is keen to emulate what MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler do for their respective teams.
With David Warner and Aaron Finch linking up at the top of the order, Carey will reinvent himself as a hard-hitter in the upcoming matches. Although he possess an average of below 15, but it will be a mistake to rule him out of the game. Alex Carey had an outstanding time in that role with Sussex during the Vitality T20 Blast averaging 37.7 and striking at 152.6.
Speaking on the eve of the game, the southpaw admitted that it was a good opportunity for him to learn the game. He is also eyeing to replicate the likes of MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler, who have done impeccably well for their teams as a finisher.
“It was a good opportunity to learn about my game,” Carey told foxsports.com.au. “The World Cup too, coming in at the end, It’s something I see myself doing and getting better at finishing games of cricket. If you look around the world, (MS) Dhoni, (Jos) Buttler are very good at it. For me, I think I’m improving every time I go out there but it’s important I keep learning at the end,” he added.
Furthermore, Alex Carey is relishing the extra responsibilities on his shoulders as Australia’s newest finisher. He identified that they have quality openers in the top-order who can do the job for the team but if they fail, Carey wants to give that belief that he can finish games as well.
“I think I’ve identified that opportunity to help us win games of cricket,” he said. “(We have) the fireworks at the top of the order and hopefully they go big and bat through the innings. If not, there are going to be opportunities for someone through the middle to help finish off games of cricket for Australia and hopefully, I can do that,” Carey concluded.