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Australia vs Pakistan: Alex Carey elated over having a 'very role-specific side', lauds bowlers' performance

  • Asian News International
  • November 4th, 2019
  • 17:39:57 IST

Dubai: Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey is happy to have a 'very role-specific' side and has termed the performance of bowlers against Sri Lanka as fantastic.

"They've (bowlers) started this year quite well, and against Sri Lanka they were fantastic. Today, against Pakistan, the No 1-ranked team in the world, they set it up really nicely for the run chase," the International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Carey as saying.

Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey is happy to have a 'very role-specific' side. AFP

Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey is happy to have a 'very role-specific' side. AFP

"It's nice to have Mitchell Starc running in with the new ball and then at the death, with the spinners through the middle. Kane Richardson has been fantastic with the new ball and at the death again. And Pat Cummins, wherever you need him," added Carey.

Australia recently whitewashed Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series. They are now hosting Pakistan for a three-match T20I series and the first match was abandoned during Australia's chase of 108 runs on Sunday.

"It's a really well-balanced squad at the moment. It's nice to have a very role-specific side together. Players are feeling really confident in their roles and executing their roles," he said.

"And with the bat as well, the two at the top, smudge (Steve Smith) and then a couple of finishers. It's a nice group we've got together," he added.

From Pakistan, skipper Babar Azam played an unbeaten knock of 59 runs but Carey is hopeful of getting him out early in the next matches.

"Hopefully, we can get him out early, but then, he's shown that he's No.1 in the world in this format for a reason, and again today, he was really classy for them," said Carey.

"It'll be nice to get into that middle order a bit early, and Starc and Richardson have the weapons to do that. Hopefully, we don't have to worry about one player in particular," he added.

Updated Date: November 04, 2019 17:39:57 IST

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