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Langer: Carey's captaincy was outstanding


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In the absence of regular captain Aaron Finch, coach Justin Langer lauded stand-in one-day international captain Alex Carey, who led Australia to a 2-1 series victory against the West Indies.

Finch damaged his knee during the three-match series' preparations and went to Australia for treatment before the team's six-wicket victory against their hosts in the final match at Bridgetown.

"I thought Alex Carey's captaincy was outstanding. One of the hallmarks of Alex Carey, and he talks about it personally and we are talking about it as a team now as one of our values or what we are looking to achieve as a playing group, is calmness. He is so calm and you can see it in his face when he bats" Langer said, according to The Australian.

Carey oversaw a 133-run win in the first game of the series before the Australians slipped to a four-wicket loss in the second game, only to cruise to victory in the decisive third match to clinch the series.

The 29-year-old top scored in the first match as he hit 67 runs and chipped in with 35 runs in the series-clinching third clash between the teams.

"He is easy to work with as a captain. He'll tick every box, he'll make sure all his due diligence is done, he will know how his teammates are traveling, so he was great to work with. I loved his calmness, I loved his composure, I loved what he does on and off the field, he did a really, really good job, he is very impressive in that role" Langer added.

Australia team have landed in Dhaka on Thursday to play a five-match T20I series against Bangladesh, Cricket Australia hasn’t announced who will lead the Aussies in this series.