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Alex Carey offers the best package as keeper: Ricky Ponting

Alex Carey offers the best package as keeper: Ricky Ponting

Australian former batsman, Ricky Ponting, heaps praise on the wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey. The 27-year old has been doing the job behind stumps for almost a year now. He recently scored his maiden half-century against Pakistan in the 5th ODI of the series. Ricky Ponting backed him as a good leader.

"Alex Carey offers the best package as a keeper. I actually think he is got really good strong leadership qualities as well", Ponting added. Ponting feels that he can serve as a back-up captain if Aaron Finch misses out due to any reason in the World Cup 2019.

"If anything happened to Finch through the World Cup or leading into the World Cup, then I think he is really well-equipped to lead the side, even though he is still relatively inexperienced and never captained Australia before."

Tim Paine, the wicket-keeper batsman, is leading Australia in the Test arena. The veteran batsman won't mind another keeper leading the Aussie in the white-ball format. But it is too early to say that Alex Carey will be the dominant option as captain for the Australian management.