Bridgetown, July 20: Alex Carey will lead Australia in the main ODI against West Indies at Kensington Oval in Barbados, Cricket Australia (CA) affirmed on Tuesday.
Aaron Finch has been precluded with a knee injury supported while batting in the fifth T20I in St Lucia last Friday. His readiness for the one-day global series will be evaluated on an everyday premise.
Carey and Pat Cummins were joint bad habit chiefs of the white ball sides for a very long time until the quick bowler expected the job as an independent last August. With Cummins not on this visit, Carey was to be bad habit chief of the one-day crew after Matthew Wade expected the job in the T20 Series.
“I’m profoundly regarded to have the option to lead the group while Aaron recuperates. To chief, Australia is probably the best advantage in sport and honor I am incredibly grateful to get,” Alex Carey said in an authority CA discharge.
“Finchy is our chief and we will greet him back wholeheartedly when he is completely fit, so until further notice I trust I can fill the job to his incredibly exclusive expectations. To lead this gathering against the West Indies in the West Indies is an incredible test and one I particularly anticipate however long I have the chance,” he added.
Lead trainer Justin Langer said: “For a significant stretch of time Alex Carey has shown an amazingly undeniable degree of polished skill and discipline as a phenomenal pioneer inside this gathering.”
“The injury to Finchy offers Alex the chance of his first experience as chief. I have no question he will work effectively with the help of the other senior players,” he added.
Carey has captained the Adelaide Strikers, the South Australian Redbacks, and Australia A before. Australia will name Alex Carey’s bad habit chief and its last group at the coin throw.