Alex Carey

Alex Carey
Wicketkeeper Batter
Current Team
ICC Cricket World Cup
August 27, 1991

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Alex Carey Profile

Alex Carey, born on August 27, 1991, in Loxton, South Australia, has swiftly emerged as one of Australia’s most reliable wicket-keeper batsmen. Beginning his career as an Australian rules footballer, Carey transitioned to cricket and made his mark with South Australia in domestic circuits. His consistent performances earned him a spot in the Adelaide Strikers for the Big Bash League, where he showcased his prowess both behind and in front of the stumps. Recognized for his calm demeanor and sharp cricketing acumen, Carey made his international debut for Australia in 2018. Since then, he has been a regular feature in the limited-overs format, impressing with his agile wicket-keeping and aggressive batting style. As he continues to evolve, Carey is undoubtedly a player to watch, representing the future of Australian cricket.

Alex Carey Stats

Alex Carey Batting Career Summary

Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 25 36 4 1003 111 31.34 1742 57.57 1 5 109 6 87 7
ODI 64 58 11 1667 106 35.46 1896 87.92 1 7 154 14 73 8
T20I 38 26 5 233 37* 11.09 215 108.37 0 0 19 7 19 9
FC 74 122 12 3673 143 33.39 6212 59.12 6 20 418 26 268 11
List A 111 105 14 3292 128* 36.17 3746 87.88 3 19 343 34 121 11
T20 107 93 10 2351 101 28.32 1839 127.84 2 13 224 64 77 14

Alex Carey Bowling Career Summary

Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 25
ODI 64
T20I 38
FC 74
List A 111
T20 107

Alex Carey Recent Matches

Match Batting Wicketkeeping Date Ground Format
Australia vs England 10 & 28 1c/0s & 3c/0s 27-Jul-2023 The Oval Test
Australia vs England 20 2c/0s 19-Jul-2023 Manchester Test
Australia vs England 8 & 5 2c/0s & 3c/0s 06-Jul-2023 Leeds Test
Australia vs England 22 & 21 1c/1s & 3c/1s 28-Jun-2023 Lord’s Test
Australia vs England 66 & 20 3c/2s & 3c/1s 16-Jun-2023 Birmingham Test

Debut of Alex Carey

Format Date Against Venue
Test December 08 – 11, 2021 England Brisbane
ODI January 19, 2018 England Brisbane
T20I February 03, 2018 New Zealand Sydney
FC (First-Class) February 19 – 21, 2013 NSW Adelaide
List A February 17, 2013 NSW Adelaide
T20 January 18, 2017 Strikers vs Thunder Sydney

World Cup Performances – Early Days

  • Alex Carey was a pivotal player for Australia in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He scored 375 runs in 10 matches with an average of 62.50, showcasing his ability to stabilize the innings and accelerate when required.

Notable Achievements

  • Carey holds the record for the highest score by a No.7 batsman in World Cup history, with his 85 runs against South Africa in 2019.
  • He became the vice-captain of the Australian limited-overs teams in 2018.
  • In January 2021, he scored his maiden ODI century against India.

Style of Play

  • Known for his calm and composed demeanor, Carey is a versatile wicketkeeper-batsman. He can anchor the innings during tough situations and can also accelerate the scoring rate when needed.
  • Behind the stumps, his sharp reflexes and agility make him a reliable wicketkeeper.

International Career

  • Made his ODI debut against England in 2018 and quickly established himself as a dependable middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper.
  • He has been a regular feature in Australia’s T20I squad since his debut in 2018.
  • Earned his Test cap in 2021 against England in the Ashes series.

IPL and Domestic Cricket Performances

  • Carey has played for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • In the domestic circuit, he represents South Australia and Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. He has had several notable performances, especially in the BBL, where he’s been instrumental for the Strikers.

Future Prospects

With his consistent performances in limited-overs cricket and his recent Test debut, Carey is poised to be a long-term prospect for Australia in all formats. His leadership qualities also make him a potential future captain.


Before his cricketing career took off, Carey played Australian rules football and was even listed by the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL).

FAQs of Alex Carey

Q1. When did Alex Carey make his debut for the Australian cricket team?

A: Alex Carey made his ODI debut for Australia against England at The Gabba on January 19, 2018.

Q2. What notable record does Alex Carey hold in the Cricket World Cup?

A: Alex Carey holds the record for the highest score by a No.7 batsman in World Cup history, scoring 85 runs against South Africa in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Q3. Which IPL franchise has Alex Carey played for?

A: Alex Carey has represented the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).