sport news Sussex to explore alternative overseas options to Alex Carey

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Sussex exploring alternative overseas options for their Twenty20 Blast campaign with Australia's Alex Carey expected to earn an Ashes call-up Alex Carey is due to join up with Sussex but may receive an Ashes call-up The Australia World Cup vice-captain has scored 375 runs at the tournament However, his first-class cricket average is less than 30, with only two hundreds 

By Richard Gibson For Mailonline

Published: 10:27 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 10:34 BST, 12 July 2019

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Sussex are exploring alternative overseas options in anticipation of Australia's World Cup vice-captain Alex Carey receiving an Ashes call-up.

The 27-year-old is due to join up with the Sharks for their Twenty20 Blast campaign, potentially pitching him alongside the man who inflicted a wound in his chin on Thursday in England star Jofra Archer, but his form at this tournament has led the hierarchy at last year's Blast runners-up to formulate back-up plans to complement Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan.

The wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 375 runs for Aaron Finch's team, regularly repairing faltering innings with his mix of composure and clinical ball striking.

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