Alex Carey Biography – A former football player who is now bashing the bowlers on the cricket field!
Family Background of Alex Carey:
Alex Carey was born on August 27, 1991, in Loxton, Australia. His father’s name is Gordon Carey.
His mother’s name is Andrea Carey.
Alex has one elder brother named Adam Carey and a sister, Ashleigh Carey. Alex is married to Eloise Carey, who is an occupational therapist. The couple has two children – Louis Carey and Clementine Rose.
Carey used to play both Cricket and Aussie Football during his school days. However, he chose Aussie Football as his initial sports career. At the age of 15, he played for Glenelg in the National Football League of South Australia.
While playing for Glenelg, he was offered a rookie contract by the South Australian Cricket Association. But, he turned it down and moved to Sydney, where he joined the Great Western Sydney Giants.
In 2010, he was named the captain of the Great Western Sydney Giants and soon led his club into the finals of the NAB League (formerly known as TAC Cup). He played for the same club in 2011 but later got delisted from the club in 2012. So, then he decided to move back to Adelaide.
Alex Carey Biography:
|Alex Carey's Profile:|
|Full Name||Alex Tyson Carey|
|Date of Birth||August 27, 1991|
|Age||31 years, 6 months (in 2023)|
|Birth Place||Loxton, Australia|
|School||Brighton High School|
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||1 sister (Ashleigh Carey)|
|Children||1 son (Louis Carey) and 1 daughter (Clementine Rose)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Major Teams||Australia, South Australia, South Australia Under-23s, South Australia Under-19s, Adelaide Strikers.|
|ODI Debut||Australia vs England at Brisbane (January 19, 2018)|
|T20I Debut||Australia vs New Zealand at Sydney (February 3, 2018)|
|First-Class Debut||South Australia vs New South Wales at Adelaide (February 19, 2013)|
|List-A Debut||South Australia vs New South Wales at Adelaide (February 17, 2013)|
|T-20 Debut||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers at Sydney (January 18, 2017)|
Cricket Career of Alex Carey:
After returning to Adelaide, he started playing grade cricket for Glenelg Cricket Club. Soon, he began playing for South Australia.
Then, on February 17, 2013, he made his List-A debut for South Australia against New South Wales in the Ryobi One-Day Cup at Adelaide. He scored 38 runs off 64 balls, including four fours and a six.
Two days later, he made his First-Class debut opposite the same team. He scored two runs in the first and 17 runs in the second innings. His performances didn’t go well; hence, he got delisted from the cricket side.
Then, he decided to bat down the batting order and started playing as a wicketkeeper-batsman. In the 2015-16 season, he scored 822 runs for Glenelg in just ten matches, resulting in his selection for the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield Season.
On January 19, 2018, Carey made his ODI debut for Australia against England at Brisbane. He scored 27 runs off 24 balls before getting run out by Chris Woakes.
In February, the same year, he made his T20I debut opposite New Zealand at Sydney, in which he remained not out at the score of zero.
Carey’s BBL Career:
Alex Carey made his BBL debut for the Adelaide Strikers in the 2016-17 season, his only game. In the next season of the BBL, he scored his maiden half-century against the Sydney Sixers.
In the same season, his maiden BBL century came against the Hobart Hurricanes, as he was bowled out at the score of 100 by Jofra Archer.
He started the 2018 BBL season with a fifty against the Brisbane Heat. He scored 329 runs in 12 innings at the strike rate of 120.07 in that season. In the following season, he made 391 runs at an average of 35.55, including a fifty against the Perth Scorchers.
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Delhi Capitals (DC) signed Alex Carey at INR 2.4 crore for the 2020 IPL. He made his debut for DC on October 12, 2020, against Mumbai Indians (MI). He scored not out 14 runs on his debut day.
Facts about Alex Carey:
- ICC placed him in its ‘Team of Tournament’ as wicketkeeper after the 2019 world cup.
- He is only the fourth player to score 500 runs and make 50 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in a single Sheffield Shield season.
- He played for Sussex County Club in the 2019 T20 Blast tournament.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the height of Alex Carey?
Ans: 5ft. 9″ (1.82 m or 182 cm)
Q2: What is the age of Carey?
Ans: 31 years, 6 months (in 2023)
Q3: Who is the wife of Alex Carey?
Ans: Eloise Carey.
Q4: Did Alex Carey play football?
Ans: Yes, he used to play Australian Rules Football before getting into professional cricket.
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