‘I think we’re a really strong Test team’: Alex Carey

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Australia was crushed by the Indians in the first test in Nagpur. The Aussies didn’t have a single clue to win the match. Carey backs the Aussies to fire back in the test series. It was an all-around effort from Team India. Everyone contributed in their way. Australia lost the match by 132 runs and an inning.

Alex Carey on Cameron Green’s recovery

“He’s looking pretty good. I’m not 100 percent sure (how is progressing) – he’s a fantastic allrounder for the country. It will be nice to see him back soon. How much do you push it, we’ll leave that to the selectors, but he’s looking pretty good.”

On bouncing back as a team Carey said

“It is the first Test of four and we’re still very positive amongst ourselves that we’ll be able to bounce back in Delhi and get this series back on level (terms) and continue to believe in what we’ve done over the past 12 to 18 months. I think we’re a really strong Test team. We’ve got all bases covered. Unfortunately it didn’t go to plan this first Test, but we’re definitely reinforcing the messages we’ve had leading into the tour.”

About the changes in the playing 11, Carey said that

“You can fall into over-playing conditions and certain names. What you see before you go out to bat as well can change your method a bit. “For myself today (at training) I went back to batting more than anything else and reacting to what’s being bowled down at me and trusting that method.”

He further added that

“Maybe (I was) a little bit too keen to play a different style, but in my first Test over here that’s not a bad learning to have. Hopefully I can find that balance – along with all our players as well. We obviously want to be proactive, but calm and patient (as well), and we had a pretty good look at that first-hand with a few of their players.”

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