Alex Carey, who is Australia's first-choice wicketkeeper in limited-overs cricket, could be one of the most lucrative picks in the upcoming IPL 2021 auction. The left-hander has been in scintillating form in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL 2021) and is also hailed highly by many for his superior glovework. The 29-year-old, who was recently released by the Delhi Capitals, has shown keen interest in playing the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
The wicketkeeper-batsman plied his trade for the Delhi Capitals side during the previous edition of the cash-rich league. The team's head coach, Ricky Ponting, had major plans for the player and had even expressed his desire of having the talented batsman play as a finisher. However, with the presence of Rishabh Pant, it became a task to accommodate the Australian in the playing eleven and the southpaw could play only three matches during his stint with the Delhi Capitals.
The player has garnered a lot of praise for his exploits in the BBL 2021. He has excelled as an opening batsman for the Adelaide Strikers. Alex Carey also smashed the first-ever century in the ongoing season of the Australian League. During the 46th match of the tournament, the star player scored a crucial 101 off just 62 balls and impressed with his swashbuckling striking abilities. The left-hander's astonishing ton came just a day after being released by his IPL franchise.
Speaking on his experience of being a part of the Indian Premier League, Alex Carey, in a conversation with 7Cricket, mentioned that it was a significant opportunity for him to be a part of the extravagant league. The cricketer also seemed optimistic regarding the auctions and also urged the IPL teams to pick him for the forthcoming season. He also subtly asked Ricky Ponting for an opportunity of representing the Delhi Capitals once again. Ricky Ponting, who currently is serving as a commentator for 7Cricket, also revealed that there is a strong chance that he will buy Alex Carey back in the auction, and he has also communicated the same to the player.
The team thrived under Shreyas Iyer's captaincy during the previous season, and they also made it to the finals of the competition. They were eventually beaten by the Mumbai Indians, but they received immense appreciation for their spirited performance in the tournament. The think tank had to make certain tough calls ahead of the IPL 2021 auction as they released a number of players from their squad. Keemo Paul, Alex Carey, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma, Jason Roy, and Sandeep Lamichhane are the six players who have been released by the Delhi Capitals side.
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