Alex Carey Birthday Special: Lesser-Known Facts To Know About The Delhi Capitals Wicket-Keeper As He Turns 29

Alex Carey's journey from being a football player to a cricketer is inspiring. It did not take much time for him to make a mark in the realm of cricket. The southpaw shifted to cricket from being the Australian Rules football club captain. He is bestowed with big-hitting potential, leading him to the national team. Alex Carey’s birthday is on 27th August 1991. Recently, the cricketer turned 32, and here are some lesser-known facts about the cricketer that will amaze cricket enthusiasts. 

Lesser Known Facts About Alex Carey
  • Alex Carey made his international debut in 2018 and soon filled the vacuum that was created in the team after Brad Haddin bid goodbye to the game in 2015. 
  • He is currently one of the famous wicket-keepers who has an active role in the Australian National team in one-day formats and test matches. 
  • He even turned down a contract the South Australian Cricket Association sent and joined the Australian Football League in 2010. 
  • He switched sports and headed to playing grade cricket with Glenelg Cricket Club in the 2012- 2013 season.
  • He got a call for the Sheffield Shield due to his stellar performance in the 2015 - 2016 season in Grade cricket. His performance and consistency caught the selectors' attention, and he got his hands on the first senior contract for South Australia (2016- 2017 season). 
  • His role in taking Australia to the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-finals in 2019 is instrumental. 
  • Alex Carey was included in the 2020 Indian Premier League by the Delhi Capitals.  He was bought with around ₹2.4 crore in the IPL auction
  • In the single Sheffield Shield season, Alex Carey was the fourth player (gloveman) to make 500 runs and 50 dismissals as a wicketkeeper. 
  • Carey, after excelling as a potential batsman, made another switch from full-time batter to becoming wicket-keeper. 
  • Later, he replaced Paine and took over the vice-captaincy for both limited-overs teams. He could secure a place in the 2019 ODI World Cup by doing so. After two years, he became the captain in the ODI series against West Indies. 
  • His batting skills also need a mention. He could manipulate balls into deft touches and gaps. He boasts higher-order, top-notch batting credentials with South Australia. 
  • The maiden test century gave selectors faith to elevate Alex Carey to number six on specific pitches. 
Batting and wicket-keeping ability of Alex Carey

With his brilliant wicket-keeping ability, he helped Australia win numerous matches. His strong-headedness in the death overs and exemplary act behind the stumps is note-worthy. 

He became the second Australian keeper to score a century after the late Rod Marsh in a boxing day test. Alex Carey, in the recent NRMA Insurance Test at Adelaide Oval against West Indies, how efficient his glovework is at the stumps. The five test matches that Alex played in Asia highlight an average of 53.6. For every 100 balls, he had a scoring rate of 60.5. Through his performance, he became a part of the elite company amidst wicketkeepers who have played five or above test matches in the subcontinent conditions.   

Alex Carey has all the skills at his disposal that make him a superhero in both the fields of football and cricket. He is known largely for his impeccable wicket-keeping duties. Carey mentioned that whatever opportunity comes his way to uplift the Australian cricket team, he will put his hand up to do so. 

Is Alex Carey married?
Yes, Alex Carey is married to Eloise. They have been lovers for a long time. The couple have one son and one daughter.
Where was Alex Carey born?
Alex Carey was born on 27th August 1991 in Loxton, South Australia. The names of his parents are Gordon Carey and Andrea Carey. 
What is Alex Carey’s net worth?
As of 2023, the net worth of Alex Carey is $2 million (15.7 crores).