Cricket Australia confirms Paine's replacement

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Alex Carey volition go Australia's 461st men's Test cricketer aft being added to the 15-player Ashes squad arsenic Tim Paine's replacement a week retired from the archetypal Test.

Carey had been successful a contention for Paine's spot successful the Australian XI alongside the likes of Josh Inglis and Matthew Wade, but his enactment was confirmed successful a Cricket Australia connection today.

While helium is yet to marque a Test quality for Australia, Carey has been a regular successful Australia's constricted overs sides implicit the past fewer years.

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"Alex has been a regular subordinate of the nationalist broadside successful achromatic shot cricket, peculiarly successful the one-day game," Australia's president of selectors, George Bailey, said.

Carey broke retired of a signifier slump connected the play by scoring a period for South Australia (Getty)

"He is an fantabulous cricketer and a good idiosyncratic who volition bring galore large strengths into the team. He volition beryllium a precise deserved holder of baggy greenish headdress fig 461."

"I americium incredibly humbled by this opportunity. It's an breathtaking build-up for what is simply a immense Series ahead," Carey added.

"My absorption is connected preparing and playing my portion successful helping Australia unafraid the Ashes.

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"This is besides for my dada who has been my coach, mentor and mate, my mum, my woman Eloise, kids Louis and Clementine, my member and sister and each of those who person supported me. I volition beryllium doing my implicit champion to marque them and our state proud."

The 30-year-old had battled done a thin spot of signifier which saw him neglect to walk treble digits successful six consecutive innings for South Australia earlier breaking retired with a period against Queensland past weekend.

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