The South Australian was selected as the best and most consistent wicketkeeper-batsman in the tournament from a five-person committee consisting of commentators and former players.
Carey was the saviour of multiple collapses by the Australians, which saw him promoted to number five in the semi-final clash against England, where he steadied the ship once again with 46 off 70 balls after they were reduced to 3/14.
375 runs with three fifties ✅— West End Redbacks (@WestEndRedbacks) July 12, 2019
Most runs by a No.7 in World Cup history ✅
20 dismissals (currently top of the pile) ✅
Tough as nails ✅
Despite the result, Alex Carey had a #CWC19 to remember 🕷️ pic.twitter.com/x6euSCwRoo
Carey was a pivotal part of the Australian batting line-up throughout the tournament, which featured 375 runs, including three half-centuries, at an average of 62.50 and a strike rate of 104.16.
Along with Carey’s outstanding form with the bat in this year’s World Cup, his skilful glovework saw him finish second for the most dismissals of the tournament (20), behind New Zealand keeper Tom Latham with 21.
With nearly 50 limited-overs caps under his belt, Carey’s future looks bright in the Green and Gold.
He is also among the 25 players, along with Travis Head, who have been named by the National Selection Panel for the blockbuster all-Australian showdown in Southampton starting on July 23 that will decide the Ashes squad.
ICC's Team of the Tournament: Jason Roy, Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Jasprit Bumrah.
Alex Carey’s 2019 Men’s World Cup Campaign
GAME 1 - Australia v Afghanistan (dnb, 4 catches & 1 stumping)
GAME 2 – Australia v West Indies (45, 0 catches & 0 stumpings)
GAME 3 – Australia v India (55*, 1 catch & 0 stumpings)
GAME 4 – Australia v Pakistan (20, 4 catches & 0 stumpings)
GAME 5 – Australia v Sri Lanka (4, 4 catches & 0 stumpings)
GAME 6 – Australia v Bangladesh (11*, 0 catches & 0 stumpings)
GAME 7 – Australia v England (38*, 1 catch & 0 stumpings)
GAME 8 – Australia v New Zealand (71, 3 catches & 0 stumpings)
GAME 9 – Australia v South Africa (85, 0 catches & 1 stumping)
SEMI-FINAL – Australia v England (46, 0 catches & 0 stumpings