Alex Carey pleased with his current team for the upcoming T20 WC:
Australia’s Vice-captain Alex Carey is satisfied with his current team and believes that the team is very well-balanced in all departments, specifically on the bowling front, as they make their preparations for the upcoming T20 WC which will be held in Australia next year.
Australia’s bowling attack has been in good form in the limited-over cricket throughout the year. They well-balanced bowling attack played a significant role in their away ODI series victories against India and Pakistan and later during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where the finished their run after reaching the semi-final.
They also have become a force to be reckoned with in the T20 format, as they recently whitewashed Sri Lanka in a very dominant fashion, owing to the in-form David Warner who scored 3 consecutive fifties in 3 T20Is and scored 217 runs while remaining unbeaten throughout the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Australia also displayed exceptional performance in their rain-hit match against Pakistan, which was ultimately abandoned after 3 overs but they set up a dream foundation for the chase in the few overs they got to play before the match at Sydney was interrupted due to rain.
Australia’s vice-captain Alex Carey talks about his T20 Squad:
Alex said he was pleased to have a “role-specific” team together. He revealed that the players are feeling really confident in their roles and also executing them with perfection. Alex praised his team’s performance earlier this year and against Sri Lanka in the 3-match T20 series. He said that the Australian openers set it up nicely for the run chase, while the bowlers did an outstanding job overall, as Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson had been fantastic with the new ball and also at the death overs.
Alex Carey said about his T20 squad that it is very “well-balanced” at the moment and he is pleased with that. He added that they had the two openers, Steven Smith and then a couple of finishers which is overall a very nice group they have got together.
In their 1st T20I of the series against Pakistan, Australia seemed to have the upper hand as they restricted Pakistan on a low total in the rain-hit match but the world’s top-ranked T20I batsman Babar Azam kept the visitors afloat with his undefeated 59 on his captaincy debut. Alex Carey, however, believes that his bowlers are more than capable enough to bring down the top-ranked T20I batsman in upcoming games.
Alex Carey has played 23 T20Is and 29 ODIs for his team. He made his debut at the beginning of 2018. He has scored 804 ODI and 125 T20I runs with 4 half-centuries in ODIs.
Alex said Babar Azam has shown why he is the top-ranked batsman in the world in the shortest format of the game. He said he is confident in his bowlers and their weapons and hopefully, they will not have to worry about one player in particular for the upcoming matches.
Australia’s ODI and T20I Captain Aaron Finch also talked about having a well-balanced attack and said that his spinners Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa were his “go-to” men, especially with the larger ground dimensions in Australia.
Aaron Finch said that it is important to have Adam and Ashton as options. He added that the stats suggest that runs per over off-spinners are lower in this country than quicks. He said in the buildup for their series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, they felt that they should go forward with their best five bowlers.