Carey to captain Australia in opening ODI

Melbourne, July 20: Alex Carey will captain Australia in the first ODI of the three match series against the West Indies with regular skipper Aaron Finch ruled out with a knee injury.
Finch had sustained the injury while batting in the fifth T20I and his availability for the ODI series will be assessed on a “day to day basis,” Cricket Australia said in a release on Tuesday.
Carey will be just the fourth wicket-keeper and overall the 26th man to captain Australia in ODIs.
Only three keepers have captained Australia’s men’s ODI team in the pastincluding Adam Gilchrist (17 matches), Ian Healy (8) and Tim Paine (5).
Carey has played 42 ODIs and 33 T20Is for Australia has previous captaincy experience at the domestic level. (UNI)

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