After scandal-plagued former skipper Tim Paine stepped down, Australia’s wicketkeeper. Alex Carey was named for the first two Ashes Tests against England on Thursday. The 30-year-old has represented. Australia in limited-overs cricket and served as the one-day captain in the. West Indies this year, but has yet to play in a Test match. After being added to the 15-man team, that will alter in Brisbane next week.
For the Ashes: “Alex has been a regular member of the national squad in white ball cricket, notably in one-day cricket,” said George Bailey, the chief selector.
“He is a fantastic cricketer and a wonderful person who will contribute a lot to the squad.”
For instance, “This chance has humbled me tremendously. It’s a thrilling build-up to what promises to be a massive series “Carey remarked.
“This is also for my father, who has been my coach, mentor, and friend, as well as my mother, wife Eloise, children Louis and Clementine, my brother and sister, and everyone who has helped me.”
“I will do all in my power to make them and our country proud.”
Carey was chosen after Paine resigned as Test captain and then retired from cricket last week due to a text-message scandal. Therefore, leaving selectors looking for a replacement ahead of the first Test on December 8.
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