Alex Carey is determined to fight his way back into the Australia T20 team ahead of their series against India. After working on the little technical aspects of the game under the watch of Ricky Ponting during the Indian Premier League recently, the wicket-keeper batsman hopes to regain his place in the Australian T20 squad for the series against India.
The Indian team’s tour of Australia will start from the three-match ODI series on November 27. The wicket-keeper batsman was a part of Delhi Capitals in the latest concluded Indian Premier League where he only played three games and failed to make a significant impact for his side. But after working with Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting, Carey is confident about his chances of fighting his way back into the Australia T20 team.
“I guess my numbers in the past few T20s probably allowed the opening of the door for Wadey to come in. I never like being left out of any team but it’s allowed me to go away and develop. If it’s a lower-order role or back up the top of the order, I’m doing everything I can to get back into that team and it’s something I want to do. Since then I felt like I finished off that UK tour really strongly and took a lot out of the IPL working with (Ricky Ponting),” Alex Carey said.
“I learnt a lot, I speak to Ricky quite often. I was lucky enough to work with him through the World Cup last year and formed a good relationship. He was an amazing player and is an amazing coach, and he picks up on little things really quickly,” he added.
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With the limited-overs series against India knocking at the door, Carey is confident of a good show by hosts Australia. The 29-year-old also knows that he must be more consistent if he wants to retain his position in both the ODI and T20 team.
“It’s an exciting two weeks for me as part of the white-ball group. I think it’s a great opportunity to continually work out the best line-up. Although it’s 12 months away, you want to hone in on some specific roles and getting some form going into that World Cup. I think we’re in a really good space with our white-ball team at the moment. We’ve made some huge gains,” the Australian said.
Alex Carey has represented Australia in ODIs and T20 matches so far. He is yet to get a chance to play a Test match. Talking about ODI cricket, he has scored 1036 runs for Australia in 39 ODIs at an average of 35.72, while there is also a century in his name. Talking about T20 cricket, he has accumulated 176 runs in 30 matches so far.