Alex Carey was not a surprising name in the IPL auction 2020 but the role for which he was picked by the Delhi Capitals was a little bit surprising. Alex Carey owns a permanent position as wicket keeper batsman in Australia’s limited over setup, but he has not played in the IPL before. Delhi Capitals roped in the wicketkeeper batsman to do the finishing job while being a backup to Rishabh Pant.
Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting trusts that the wicket keeper batsman from Australia has a cool had on his shoulders and he will help Delhi Capitals win a lot of matches. He also said that Alex is a good player of spin and can come handy on Indian pitches and he will also serve as a backup for Rishabh Pant.
” He’s a good player of spin, and he’s got such a good cricket brain and a sensible head on his shoulders that I feel he’ll be able to get us across the line in a lot of games (next) year. And also if we have an injury to our current wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant, then obviously he can fill that role nicely for us as well,” Ricky Ponting said.
Rickey said he plays the same role for Australia as well so he will be comfortable doing that and this is the reason we wanted him in our side.
“This role that he’s playing now is the exact reason he became so appealing to the Delhi Capitals and me,” Ponting was quoted as saying while commentating from Adelaide Oval on Monday night.
Alex Carey played some beautiful innings lower down the order in ICC World Cup 2019 for Australia. He has been in great form in Big Bash League also where he represents Adelaide Strikers.
Delhi Capitals team for IPL 2020:
Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(wk), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, ShikharDhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Alex Carey(wk), ShimronHetmyer, Tushar Deshpande