Australian wicket-keeping batsman Alex Carey (Image courtesy
Australian wicket-keeping batsman Alex Carey (Image courtesy

Alex Carey all set to play in opening ODI against India

ANI | Updated: Mar 01, 2019 18:30 IST

Melbourne [Australia], Mar 1 (ANI): Australia’s wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey is all set to play in the opening ODI of the upcoming five-match ODI series against India, beginning March 2.
Though the Australian squad for the first match is yet to be announced, skipper Aaron Finch said that the cricketer is likely to take the number seven spot in the team.
“Alex has done well when he's had his opportunities and I know he was really disappointed missing out on the T20 games. But Pete had done a good job for the Stars and gave us the luxury of playing that extra bowler as well, which was so important at the end of the day,” quoted Finch, as saying.
“Going forward, (the keeper) is probably likely to be in that middle-order, No.7 spot,” he added.
Finch also praised Maxwell for his impressive batting display during the T20I series against India. He assured that Maxwell will be promoted up in the order.
“His two knocks here were unbelievable. Especially that last one, it was as good a T20 innings I've ever seen in terms of a big run chase, where the rate was always hovering around 10-11-12 which makes it difficult to manage your risk-reward scenarios,” he said.
“He'll get an opportunity a bit higher up the order, no doubt. His record in India is very good, the way he played in Australia, even in the ODIs there was some really good improvement. So whether that's six, whether it's five–I'm not exactly sure yet. But he'll get an opportunity a bit higher than seven I'd imagine,” he added.
India and Australia are slated to play a five-match series against each other from March 2 to 13. (ANI)