The Ashes: Head salutes selfless Carey

17 January 2022 11:58:16 CET

Player-of-the-series Travis Head has saluted the performances of teammate and good friend Alex Carey during the Ashes and believes he has done enough to cement his place in the side.

The Australians had a new-look middle-order batting line-up heading into the Ashes with Head, Carey and Cameron Green coming into the side and the trio have all performed well.

Carey under the spotlight

The position of Carey has been under the spotlight the most with Australia having a number of quality wicketkeeper/batsmen waiting to step in should an opportunity arise.

However Head believes that Carey has done more than enough, particularly when scoring 49 crucial runs when the wickets were tumbling in second innings of the fifth Test.

Related Ashes news

Few positives left after Hobart rout

Cummins excited for the future

Khawaja out to stake claim

Starc rested and ready for SCG

"All in all, he's had an exceptional series," Head said of Carey. "He's batted in some tricky situations, we take a lot of confidence from that.

"He showed moments throughout the series, how dangerous he could be at seven. He works extremely hard.

"I know he's disappointed that he let a couple chances go. I felt like he kept beautifully throughout the series and that (consistency) highlighted a couple of (erroneous) moments."

Green praise

Head also piled the praise on Green who has impressed with bat and ball and can now be called a genuine allrounder following his performances throughout the Ashes.

"To maybe be questioned a little bit throughout the series," Head added. "For a young guy, who hasn't played a hell of a lot of Test cricket and still not a hell of a lot of first-class cricket, to take that on board.

"Work on his game and get the results over the last three Tests just shows the character he is."

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More cricket betting news

Latest betting and odds

Latest cricket results

Looking forward to the week aheadr

Sign up - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies
We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookies Policy.
Manage Cookies
Accept
Performance Cookies
Performance cookies improve user experience by learning anonymously about preferences. They are used internally to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our websites.
Accept
Essential Cookies
Some cookies are necessary for the website to operate and can't be disabled. These include:
Session Management
Manage session information and enable users to navigate through the website
Functionality
Store information which enables us to remember user preference e.g. preferred language, sort types, media settings, They are also used to improve users' experience e.g. stopping users from being shown the same message twice.
Fraud Prevention
Store information which helps us stop fraudulent use of the website
Tracking
Store information about how users have landed on the website. We need to record this so that we can appropriately pay our Affiliates.