India in Australia: Alex Carey eyeing a spot in the T20I side ahead of the T20 World cup next year

India in Australia: Alex Carey eyeing a spot in the T20I side ahead of the T20 World cup next year

Australia’s home summer season starts on November 27, with India touring the continent for 3 ODIs, as many T20Is, and 4 Test matches. The entire tour, spanning almost 8 weeks, will have its first 2 weeks dedicated to white-ball cricket.

Right before the start of the IPL 2020, Australia played 3 T20Is and as many ODIs in England. While England took away the T20I series by 2-1, the ODI series ended up in Australia’s favour with Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell scoring twin hundreds in the 3rd and final match.

With the limited-overs series against India knocking at the door, Carey is confident of a good show by hosts Australia. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old is also looking forward to consolidating his position in the T20I side ahead of next year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

“It’s an exciting two weeks for myself as part of the white-ball group. I think it’s a great opportunity to continually work out the best line-up. Although it’s 12 months away, you want to hone in on some specific roles and getting some form going into that World Cup,” Carey said.

“Coming up against England recently and India soon, we’re playing the best in the world so it’s a great indicator of where our T20 cricket is at. I think we’re in a really good space with our white-ball team at the moment. We’ve made some huge gains.”

Australia ODI & T20I squad for India series: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (vice captain), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Adam Zampa

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