Australia tour of West Indies 2021
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Aaron Finch injured, Alex Carey to captain Australia against West Indies

20 Jul 2021

Alex Carey will become just the fourth wicket-keeper to captain Australia’s men’s ODI team when the side takes on the West Indies in the first of three one-day internationals on Tuesday at Kensington Oval.

Cricket Australia said on Monday that Finch injured a knee while batting in the fifth Twenty20 in St. Lucia last Friday and that his fitness for the ODI series will be assessed on a day-to-day basis.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Carey takes over the captaincy in the absence of regular vice-captain Pat Cummins who is sitting out the Caribbean tour. Only three keepers have captained Australia’s men’s ODI team in the past. They are Adam Gilchrist (17 matches), Ian Healy (8) and Tim Paine (5).

“I am deeply honoured to be able to lead the team while Aaron recovers,” Carey said.

“To captain, Australia is one of the greatest privileges in sport and an honour I am extremely thankful to receive.

“To lead this group against the West Indies in the West Indies is a great challenge and one I very much look forward to for as long as I have the opportunity.”

Australia will be looking to bounce back from their 4-1 T20I series loss to the same opposition and have reason to be confident having won each of their past three ODI campaigns. The second ODI is set for Thursday and the final match on Saturday, all at Kensington Oval. West Indies won the T20 series 4-1, including the first three matches.

Matches

India tour of South Africa 2021-22

3rd ODI, Cape Town, 23 Jan 2022

SA SA
287/10 & / (49.5 ov)
Ind Ind
283/10 & / (49.2 ov) (Target

South Africa won by 4 runs

Afghanistan v Netherlands in Qatar, 2022

2nd ODI, Doha, 23 Jan 2022

Afgh Afgh
237/6 & / (50. ov)
Neth Neth
189/10 & / (47.4 ov) (Target

Afghanistan won by 48 runs

England tour of West Indies 2022

1st T20I (D/N), Bridgetown, 22 Jan 2022

Eng Eng
103/10 & / (19.4 ov)
WI WI
104/1 & / (17.1 ov) (Target

West Indies won by 9 wickets

India tour of South Africa 2021-22

2nd ODI, Paarl, 21 Jan 2022

Ind Ind
287/6 & / (50. ov)
SA SA
288/3 & / (48.1 ov) (Target

South Africa won by 7 wickets