Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Coming into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament, a lot of concerns were raised around wicket-keeper Alex Carey’s position. However, the 27-year old cricketer produced an elite performance both with bat and gloves to play an effective role in helping Australia lock a semi-final spot against England in Birmingham.
Discussing Carey’s glove-work, it is important to note that the acrobatic cricketer already has 19 dismissals in the running cricket gala in England and Wales. The South Australia born is only two short of smashing the record of former Australian great Adam Gilchrist who claimed 21 dismissals in 10 innings of Kangaroos’ World Cup winning campaign in 2003.
Australia’s next game against England presents Carey an epic opportunity to shatter this record and glorify his name. Not only keeping, the dexterous batsman was prolific with bat as Carey mustered 329 runs across 9 innings, averaging over 65 with a strike-rate of 113.44. It remains to be seen if Carey continues his elite performance in the knock-outs or the pressure of a grand occasion gets the better of him.