Finch injured, Carey to captain Australia against West Indies

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Alex Carey will captain Australia in the first one-day match against West Indies in Barbados later on Tuesday after regular skipper Aaron Finch aggravated a knee injury during last week’s fifth T20 in St Lucia, the team said.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Carey takes over the captaincy in the absence of regular vice-captain Pat Cummins who is sitting out the Caribbean tour.

“I am deeply honoured to be able to lead the team while Aaron recovers,” said Carey, who has previously captained Australia A, Big Bash League team Adelaide Strikers and Sheffield Shield side South Australia.Australia, without a number of key players who skipped the tour, were thrashed 4-1 in the T20 series by the Caribbeans.

Shoriful was the most successful of the bowlers taking 4-46 from his 10 overs.The three matches are part of the World Cup Super League, a feeder tournament that determines which seven teams, along with hosts India, earn direct qualification to the 2023 World Cup.

The second ODI is in Barbados on Thursday, with the third and final match on Saturday. Alex Carey will captain Australia in the first one-day match against West Indies in Barbados later on Tuesday after regular skipper Aaron Finch aggravated a knee injury during last week’s fifth T20 in St Lucia, the team said.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Carey takes over the captaincy in the absence of regular vice-captain Pat Cummins who is sitting out the Caribbean tour.

“I am deeply honoured to be able to lead the team while Aaron recovers,” said Carey, who has previously captained Australia A, Big Bash League team Adelaide Strikers and Sheffield Shield side South Australia.

Australia, without a number of key players who skipped the tour, were thrashed 4-1 in the T20 series by the Caribbeans.

Shoriful was the most successful of the bowlers taking 4-46 from his 10 overs.The three matches are part of the World Cup Super League, a feeder tournament that determines which seven teams, along with hosts India, earn direct qualification to the 2023 World Cup.

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