Alex Carey Injury Update: The Australian wicket-keeper batsman was struck by a Jofra Archer vicious bouncer at Edgbaston.
During the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and England at Edgbaston, Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey got hit on the chin by a vicious bouncer from England fast bowler Jofra Archer.
It all happened on the last delivery of the eighth over when Carey had no reply to Archer’s bouncer. While Carey’s helmet came off after coping the blow, it was followed by his blood coming out of his chin. The Southpaw was soon treated and resumed batting.
Citing his rich returns in the tournament, Australia had promoted Carey to No. 5 after Australia were reduced to 14/3 in the seventh over. Carey played a vital role in establishing a 103-run stand for the fourth wicket alongside Steve Smith.
Before getting out to Adil Rashid in the 28th over, Carey ended up scoring 46 (70) with the help of fours. In 10 ODIs in this tournament, Carey has scored 375 runs at an average of 62.50 and a strike rate of 104.16 including three half-centuries.
Alex Carey Injury Update
Citing the extent of the injury, plentiful worried Australia fans had queried regarding whether Carey would be able to keep wickets in the second innings or not. In a bid to settle their nerves, Cricket Australia took to their Twitter handle to make public the development.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 11, 2019
How Twitter reacted on Carey’s injury:
Excellent presence of mind from Alex Carey to catch his helmet and not allow it to fall on the stumps. He would have been hit-wicket if helmet had hit the stumps.
Immediately, he even waved hands towards dressing room for help. #EngvAus
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 11, 2019
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 11, 2019
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 11, 2019
Recovery mission from Smith and Carey. These two have done it in this tournament before. England happy to sit back and wait… 🇦🇺🏴🏏
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) July 11, 2019
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