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‘You have to have your best keeper in the side’: Ian Healy slams Alex Carey axing

Fox Sports Australia – Carey, Australia’s vice-captain in one-day international and Twenty20 cricket, was replaced by Handscomb in the starting XI for both T20s against India after an indifferent run of form with the bat.

Summary

  • Carey, Australia’s vice-captain in one-day international and Twenty20 cricket, was replaced by Handscomb in the starting XI for both T20s against India after an indifferent run of form with the bat.
  • The South Australian averaged 15.66 and 15.50 respectively in the home ODI and T20I series against India in the summer, but Healy insists the selection of a specialist keeper is mandatory and added the selection of Handscomb paints a worrying picture.
  • “Picking a part-time keeper is what England used to do to cover for underachieving batsmen or bowlers,” Healy told Wide World of Sports.
  • You need to have your best keeper in the side because he can have a huge impact by taking a half-chance.”
  • Healy is also concerned by the talk around Handscomb donning the gloves for World Cup as well, describing it as a “sorry state of affairs” that a part-timer is even being considered for the role.


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