27 August 1991
Left hand Bat
Alex Carey is a wicketkeeper-batter from Australia who plays across all three formats. The left-handed batter took cricket career seriously at the age of 20 when his career as a footballer in the Australian Football League took a beating.
Carey played for Greater Western Australia in AFL but the football career didn't last long and he switched back to cricket. Known for his good glove work and decent batting, Carey finally realized his dream of playing for Australia at the age of 27. On the back of good performances in the domestic circuit, Carey made his international debut in the ODI series against England at home in 2018.
His T20I debut came against New Zealand soon after. Carey had to wait for three more years to make his Test debut. He made his red-ball debut against England at Brisbane in 2021. After three fifties and some sub and below-par scores, Carey notched up his maiden ODI ton against England in Manchester in 2020.
Two years later, Carey slammed a Test century against South Africa during the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Carey became a regular feature across all formats once Tim Paine announced his retirement from Test Cricket.
Alex Carey Career
In his Test career to date, Alex Carey has played 25 matches to date in his Test career and has scored 1,003 runs, with an average of 31. Alex Carey has hit 109 fours and 6 sixes in his Test career. On Jul 2023, he played his recent Test match against England at The Kia Oval, London, England, scoring 10 runs off 23 balls.
In Alex Carey's ODI career, he has played 73 matches to date in his ODI career and has scored 1,814 runs, with an average of 33. Alex Carey has hit 167 fours and 18 sixes in his ODI career. One of his recent ODI matches took place in Oct 2023 at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India, where he contributed 0 runs off 2 balls.
Alex Carey has played 38 matches to date in his T20 career and has scored 233 runs, with an average of 11. Alex Carey has hit 19 fours and 7 sixes in his T20 career. In his most recent T20 match against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh, which took place in Aug 2021, Alex Carey contributed 3 runs off 7 balls to his team's total.
Alex Carey is currently ranked 45th in the ICC Test batting rankings with a total of 548 points. He holds the 44th position in the ICC ODI batting rankings with a total of 566 points.