Delhi Capitals’ new recruit wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey on Tuesday stated he’s keen to absorb the cricketing prowess of coach and Australia nice Ricky Pointing in the upcoming season of the IPL, beginning March 29. Carey, who was a component of Australia’s World Cup crew final summer time, will make his debut in the money-wealthy IPL this season after the Delhi primarily based franchise bought him for Rs 2.40 crore in the participant public sale.
“I can’t wait, even if I’m not playing, to just sit alongside him (Ponting) and chat cricket with him. I’ll probably hang out of his pocket for the few months that I’m there,” Carey was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au forward of Australia’s departure to Bloemfontein for the second ODI in opposition to South Africa.
Ponting, who was received three World Cups as a participant together with two as captain, was half of Australia coach Justin Langer’s teaching workers throughout final yr’s ODI World Cup in England.
The 28-year-outdated Carey can also be wanting ahead to achieve the expertise of enjoying spin in the subcontinent.
“Delhi are really strong at the top with the openers and Rishabh Pant at number four so if there’s an opportunity, it’d be at five or six. Which is great for me, if I can keep improving my game in the subcontinent.” “Delhi’s a nice spinning wicket so there will be some work to do when we get over there,” he added.
Speaking after the public sale, Ponting had stated the younger wicketkeeper-batsman may win so much of video games for the IPL aspect in his new quantity four position and can also be backup choice to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
“He’s a good player of spin, and he’s got such a good cricket brain and a sensible head on his shoulders that I feel he’ll be able to get us across the line in a lot of games (next) year,” Ponting had stated.
“And also if we have an injury to our current wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant, then obviously he can fill that role nicely for us as well,” he added.