In an important development, Australia’s premier wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey was ruled out of the first ODI against India, which was scheduled to be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Despite recently losing the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 in India, Australia is a formidable unit in the 50-overs format of the game. During their most recent One-Day International series, Australia also defeated England 3-0.
During the toss, Australia’s stand-in captain, Steve Smith, announced that their wicket-keeper batsman, Alex Carey, was ill and thus unable to play in the first ODI in India. Carey has done an outstanding job for Australia as a wicket-keeper batsman in ODIs over the years. After 62 One-Day Internationals, the left-hander has scored 1629 runs at an average of 35.71, including seven half-centuries and one century. Jos Inglis will have an opportunity to show off his talent and skills at this level in his absence. Inglis has only played two One-Day Internationals and has scored 15 runs.
“Alex Carey is sick so he has gone home, so Josh Inglis will come in today,” said skipper Smith.