Alex Carey along with some of his Australian teammates have not seen their families for over three months as they went to quarantine soon after Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) ended. But the wicketkeeper-batsman reveals that they are in good spirits and are raring to play against India.
Although they are under quarantine in Sydney, Carey and his teammates are allowed for outdoor training. But after returning to hotels, they are not permitted to meet each other and have to confine in rooms. The strict norms can take a toll on anyone but Alex Carey believes that these rules are for good.
“It’s really strict – which is good,” the 29-year-old told reporters of quarantine in a video call from his room.
“Once we’re back in the hotel from training we’re locked in our rooms. No contact with anyone else.”
Training brings a lot of energy: Alex Carey
Alex Carey added that the training helps them to bring positive energy to the team which makes them happy all day. He said that everyone understands that they had to prepare themselves for the comping assignment against India and therefore, all are following norms to keep everything running.
“At 9 a.m., we’re really excited to get out of the hotel and head to training which brings a lot of energy to group sessions,” he said
“Everyone’s staying really tight on that, we understand that (with) the summer coming up, doing everything right is what we have to do.”
India and Australia will kick start the two-month-long tour with the ODI series on November 27 in Sydney. After the three-matches of the 50-over series, the two teams will play as many T20I matches. Finally, the tour will conclude with the most-awaited Test series, comprising of four matches. The first Test match will be played under light in Adelaide while the last three Test matches will be hosted by Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane respectively.