WI vs AUS: Australia’s Senior wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey will take over the leadership roles for the upcoming first ODI against West Indies, following the injury to Aaron Finch which ruled him out.
Cricket Australia in a statement said that the regular skipper, Aaron Finch will be consistently monitored on a daily basis in order to check his availability for the second and third ODIs against West Indies.
All the three One Dayers between Australia and West Indies are being played at Barbados.
Finch, the Australian white ball regular skipper, triggered his right knee injury during the final T20I against West Indies last week.
Carey will lead the side in absence of Aaron Finch and regular vice-captain Pat Cummins, who has been rested for the tour due to excessive workload along with David Warner and Steve Smith.
“I am deeply honoured to be able to lead the team while Aaron recovers,” said Carey on becoming the 26th Australian ODI skipper.
The stand-in skipper said that he is honoured to lead the Aussie side in ODIs and will welcome back their regular skipper once he gets fit.
“To captain Australia is one of the greatest privileges in sport and an honour I am extremely thankful to receive. Finchy is our captain and we will welcome him back with open arms when he is fully fit, so for now I hope I can fill the role to his extremely high standards.”
West Indies rattled through the Aussies in the five-match T20Is and sealed the series convincingly by 4-1. With the win, the hosts have put up a strong message to all the teams out there participating in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
West Indies are the defending champions of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Alex Carey will have the responsibility to lead a fairly inexperienced Australian team against the giant West Indies players.
The likes of Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott and Riley Meredith are up to make their debuts in the ODIs.