Three-time World Cup winner Ricky Ponting has endorsed Alex Carey no longer just as Australia‘s wicketkeeper for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, however as a potential captain.
Speaking to cricket.Com.Au, Ponting sponsored the 27-12 months-old to don the wicketkeeping gloves in England this summer time and classified Carey – already Australia’s ODI and T20I vice-captain – as a destiny chief of the group.
“Alex Carey offers the fine package as keeper,” said Ponting. “He’s dangerous on the pinnacle of the order or overdue within the innings because he does rating 360 stages, he’s a deceptively difficult hitter of the ball and for mine, he’s just the proper man or woman, he’s the right person which you want to have on your group. I honestly assume he’s got without a doubt proper strong management qualities as properly.
“If anything befell to Finch thru the World Cup or leading into the World Cup, then I assume he’s truly properly-geared up to guide the side, even though he’s nevertheless fantastically inexperienced and never captained Australia earlier than. I just like the look of him.”
Carey saved wicket in all 5 fits of Australia’s smooth sweep of Pakistan within the UAE. He batted three times, and inside the 5th recreation scored his first ODI half-century.
Australia’s chief selector Trevor Hohns lately took the names of Tim Paine, Matthew Wade and Peter Handscomb as the opposite alternatives Australia have as wicketkeeper for the World Cup, however Ponting felt the role would go to Carey given his time with the group.
“I think it’s too past due now to be making the ones changes in your keeper,” he stated. “But I much like the overall package, he’s been through a high-overall performance system along with his footy within the beyond and he’s learnt positive leadership things going thru that set up as properly and he brings the ones to the Australian cricket group.
“On the lower back of that he’s a very, superb cricketer. So, I’ve got him in my beginning XI for sure.”