Alex Carey is an Australian international cricketer who was born on August 27, 1991. He is a wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman who plays for the Australian national team in all three formats of the game. He also plays domestic cricket for South Australia and Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.
Carey was born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. He grew up playing both cricket and Australian rules football. He was a talented footballer and was captain of the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2010. However, he decided to focus on cricket after being left out of the Giants' squad for the 2012 Australian Football League season.
Carey made his first-class debut for South Australia in 2016. He quickly established himself as a reliable wicket-keeper and batsman. In the 2016-17 Sheffield Shield season, he scored over 500 runs and affected 50 dismissals, becoming only the fourth gloveman to achieve this feat in a single season.
Carey made his international debut for Australia in an One Day International (ODI) match against New Zealand in January 2018. He was named vice-captain of the ODI team in May 2019, and he played a key role in Australia's victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He also made his Test debut in November 2020, and he was appointed vice-captain of the Test team in December 2021.
Carey has played 70 ODIs for Australia, scoring 1803 runs at an average of 34.02 and effecting 73 dismissals. He is the current vice-captain of the ODI team.
Carey has played 38 T20Is for Australia, scoring 233 runs at an average of 11.65 and effecting 26 dismissals. He is a regular member of the Australian T20I squad.
Carey has played 25 Tests for Australia, scoring 1003 runs at an average of 31.34 and effecting 87 dismissals. He is the current vice-captain of the Test team.
Carey has been involved in a few minor controversies during his career. In 2019, he was criticized for his comments about England's Ben Stokes during the Cricket World Cup. He also apologized for his role in a scuffle with Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant during a T20I match in 2022.
Carey is married to Eloise, and they have two children together. He is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.
Alex Carey is one of the most exciting young cricketers in the world. He is a talented wicket-keeper and batsman, and he is a leader in the Australian team. He is still developing as a player, but he has the potential to be one of the best cricketers of his generation.sur