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Carey set for South Africa tour

04 February 2020

Striker Alex Carey

Adelaide Strikers star Alex Carey has retained his place as vice-captain of the Australian limited-overs squads ahead of the upcoming Qantas Tour of South Africa.

Carey resumes as joint vice-captain of both the ODI and T20I squads alongside Pat Cummins after representing the country in the three-match ODI series in India last month.

The athletic gloveman amassed 391 runs in just 11 innings for the Adelaide Strikers in KFC BBL|09 and became the third Striker to reach the 1000-run milestone for the club in BBL cricket.

Glenn Maxwell, Mitch Marsh, Jhye Richardson and Sean Abbott are inclusions to the national squads for the upcoming tour, which begins with a T20I in Johannesburg on 21 February.

Australia and South Africa will compete in three T20Is and three ODIs as part of the series.

Meanwhile, allrounder Michael Neser has been named in an Australia A squad which will confront the England Lions in a four-day, day-night first-class match at the MCG from February 22.

New South Wales’ Moises Henriques will captain the ‘A’ side.

AUSTRALIAN T20I SQUAD
Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
Sean Abbott (New South Wales)
Ashton Agar (Western Australia)
Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
Mitchell Marsh (Western Australia)
Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)
Jhye Richardson (Western Australia)
Kane Richardson (South Australia)
Steve Smith (New South Wales)
Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)
Matthew Wade (Tasmania)
David Warner (New South Wales)
Adam Zampa (South Australia)

AUSTRALIAN ODI SQUAD
Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
Ashton Agar (Western Australia)
Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
Josh Hazlewood (New South Wales)
Marnus Labuschagne (Queensland)
Mitchell Marsh (Western Australia)
Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)
Kane Richardson (South Australia)
Steve Smith (New South Wales)
Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)
Matthew Wade (Tasmania)
David Warner (New South Wales)
Adam Zampa (South Australia)

FIXTURE
February 21: First T20I v South Africa, Johannesburg
February 23: Second T20I v South Africa, Port Elizabeth
February 26: Third T20I v South Africa, Cape Town
February 29: First ODI v South Africa, Paarl
March 4: Second ODI v South Africa, Bloemfontein
March 7: Third ODI v South Africa, Potchefstroom

AUSTRALIA A SQUAD
Moises Henriques (c) (New South Wales)
Jackson Bird (Tasmania)
Marcus Harris (Victoria)
Josh Inglis (Western Australia)
Usman Khawaja (vc) (Queensland)
Michael Neser (Queensland)
Kurtis Patterson (New South Wales)
James Pattinson (Victoria)
Will Pucovski (Victoria)
Mark Steketee (Queensland)
Marcus Stoinis (Western Australia)
Mitchell Swepson (Queensland)

FIXTURE:
February 22: Australia A v England Lions, Melbourne (d/n)