Ashes 2021-22: Alex Carey to make his Test debut in Brisbane

Alex Carey will make his Test debut in the first Ashes 2021-22 Test at the Gabba, Brisbane as Australia announced the squad for the first two Tests.

Carey has been announced as Ex-Captain Tim Paine’s replacement in the squad and will be the 461st Australian cricketer to make his Test debut. The wicket keeper batter is quite excited about his debut in the red ball cricket for Australia in Brisbane.

“I am incredibly humbled by this opportunity. It’s an exciting build-up for what is a huge series ahead. My focus is on preparing and playing my part in helping Australia secure the Ashes,” Alex Carey said on Thursday (December 2). “This is also for my dad who has been my coach, mentor, and mate, my mum, my wife Eloise, kids Louis and Clementine, my brother and sister, and all of those who have supported me. I will be doing my absolute best to make them and our country proud.”

He was locked in a battle with Western Australia gloveman Josh Inglis to keep wicket in the looming Ashes 2021-22 series after Paine sensationally stepped away from cricket last week in the wake of a sexting scandal. He has clean hands behind the stumps and averages 34.73 with the bat in first-class cricket.

Speaking about his inclusion in the Test squad, George Bailey, chairman of the selection panel, said: “Alex (Carey) has been a regular member of the national side in white ball cricket, particularly in the one day game. He is an excellent cricketer and a fine individual who will bring many great strengths into the team. He will be a very deserved holder of baggy green cap number 461.”

Australia Test squad for first Two Ashes Tests:

Pat Cummins (C), Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith (VC), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

Vaibhav Tripathi
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