Australia Team For Ashes Series: Before the start of the Ashes series, the problem of Australia’s wicketkeeper has been resolved. This problem arose after the departure of Tim Paine. 30-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey will replace Tim Paine in the Australian team for the Ashes series against England starting on December 8.
He will make his debut in the first Test of the series to be held in Brisbane. Cricket Australia on Thursday confirmed that South Australia’s Alex Carey has been selected for the first two matches of the Ashes series.
Alex Carey said, “It’s an incredible moment for me. It’s really great to get such a big opportunity before a big series. He dedicated this special moment to his father, who is his coach, mentor everyone. Also Carey also told his mother, wife, children, siblings to be part of it and expressed his gratitude.
Alex Carey will replace Tim Paine in the Australian team, who has taken a break from cricket. Paine has lost his Test captaincy in the past over a controversy. Pat Cummins will replace Tim Paine as Australia’s new Test captain, while Steve Smith has got the responsibility of vice-captain.
Alex Carey has been placed ahead of Josh Inglis to replace Tim Paine. He will now be the 461st player to play Tests for Australia. George Bailey, chairman of the selection committee, said, “Carrie has been a frequent part of the Australian team in white ball cricket and ODIs. He is a great cricketer and I sincerely hope that his addition will give new strength to the Test team as well.”
Australian team for first test Pat Cummins (Captain), Alex Carey, Cameron Greene, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith (Vice Captain), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.