I want to become the best player to play spin, says Australian wicket-keeper Alex Carey

Alex Carey was appointed the vice-captain of Australia in T20I.

Alex Carey | Source Cricket Australia

Australian wicket-keeper, Alex Carey has laid out on his intentions to become the best player to play spin. The wicket-keeper said he wants to become the best player to play against spinners. Recently, in the concluded  5-match ODI series against England, he was one of the best Australian batsmen who played spin well far better than some of his teammates.  

Alex Carey who made his International debut earlier in the year was also declared as the vice-captain of the team. He added "I want to be the best player of spin," Carey declared. "We've seen through those middle overs we need to be better. It doesn't have to be scoring boundaries every ball but at least manipulating the field, being a bit busier, and getting on top of the spin." 

"Sitting on the sidelines was tough watching the boys," Carey said. "Playing the last few games was a great experience for me, playing in England, a one-day series against the best side in the world. I personally took a lot out of it sitting back watching the best side in the world go about their business, and how much work we've all got to do to lift our game,"

Australian cricket team is going through a bad phase as they were whitewashed by the best team in the world. The newly appointed head coach, Justin Langer and the assistant head coach Ricky Ponting have been planning out things to make their players play spin better. Carey revealed how it is like to get training from Australian great Adam Gilchrist, he said "It's more the off-field stuff and just coming into a game with a pretty clear mind of 'What's going to be best for the team to win a game?'" Carey said of his chats with Gilchrist. "The best part about 'Gilly' has he kept it pretty simple when he played and he's doing the same with the messages he's giving us. If there's anything it's just little bits and pieces but it's pretty much 'what's best for our team to win?' and going into games with that mentality. It keeps everything else pretty simple," he noted.

"I've been speaking to 'Punter' (Ponting) about whatever it is that comes up. There's so much I've spoken to him about and (I'm) just trying to take what works for me as well. Just taking bits from all these guys (Langer, Ponting, Gilchrist) and trying to put it into my game, without trying to complicate it as well," Carey concluded.

(Inputs from Cricbuzz) 


By Kunal Kataria - 26 Jun, 2018

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