Greats boost Carey ahead of WC debut

19 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Alex Carey, the Australia wicket-keeper batsman, believes the vast experience of the side will be crucial in “high pressure” situations at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, reports

Many of the Australian players and support staff have significant World Cup experience. Ricky Ponting, their assistant coach, won the tournament thrice (in 1999, 2003 and 2007), fielding coach Brad Haddin was part of the 2015 title-winning team, and the likes of Aaron Finch, the captain, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell have all played in the previous editions.

“We’ve got a lot of knowledge,” Carey told reporters in London. “Brad Haddin played in the last World Cup, we’ve got Ricky Ponting coming in, we’ve got a number of players who played in that last World Cup.

“We’ve got lots of knowledge around the group of guys to access. When we get into it, that’s when the high-pressure [experience] comes into it.”