Alex Carey Biography – A former football player who is now bashing the bowlers on the cricket field!
Alex Carey was born on the 27th of August, 1991, in Loxton, Australia.
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 the year 2011 but later 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||28 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Loxton, Australia|
|School||Brighton High School|
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||1 sister (Ashleigh Carey)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Major Teams||Australia, South Australia, South Australia Under-23s, South Australia Under-19s, Adelaide Strikers.|
|Australia vs England at Brisbane (January 19, 2018)|
|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)|
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 is blessed with a child named Louis Carey.
Cricket Career of Alex Carey:
After his return to Adelaide, he started playing grade cricket for Glenelg Cricket Club. Soon, he started 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 4 fours and a six in the match.
Two days later, he made his First-Class debut opposite the same team. He made 2 runs in the first innings 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 wicket-keeper batsman. In the 2015-16 season, he scored 822 runs for Glenelg in just 10 matches which result 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 ran out by Chris Woakes.
The same year, in February, he made his T20I debut opposite New Zealand at Sydney, where he remained not out for zero without playing any ball in the match.
Carey’s BBL Career:
Alex Carey made his BBL debut for the Adelaide Strikers in the 2016-17 season, also, that was his only game of the season too. 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 off 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 next 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:
- Following the 2019 world cup, he was named as wicketkeeper in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ by the ICC.
- He is only the fourth player to score 500 runs and make 50 dismissals as a wicket-keeper 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″ (182 cm)
Q2: What is the age of Alex Carey?
Ans: 28 years (in 2020)
Q3: Who is the wife of Alex Carey?
Ans: Eloise Carey.
Q4: Who is the sister of Alex Carey?
Ans: Ashleigh Carey.
Q5: Did Alex Carey play football?
Ans: Yes, he used to play Australian Rules Football before getting into professional cricket.
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