Alex Carey to captain Australia after Aaron Finch ruled out

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Finch’s knee injury will be assessed on a day to day basis during the series

Alex Carey has been named Australia captain for the first ODI against West Indies in Barbados with Aaron Finch ruled out due to the knee injury he aggravated during the last T20I.

Finch’s injury will be assessed on a “day by day” basis but with the three matches being played in the space of five days it could be a challenge for him to fit for this series.

Carey was previously a joint vice-captain of the ODI side until the selectors reverted to the traditional model of having one player in the position by naming Pat Cummins as vice-captain across all formats last year.

However, Cummins is not part of this tour so Carey now has the chance to lead his country for the first time having previously captained Australia A, Adelaide Strikers and South Australia.

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