There are still six weeks to go before the opening round at Edgbaston and before then Australia has little trouble knocking India out in the World Test Championship final, but Bazball will continue to dominate the run-up.
“We’ve heard some things in the media about the wickets, the boundaries etc. [and] the route [England] playing the moment it catches the eye,” said Carey SEN radio. “I don’t think we’re surprised now [with] the way they come out and play.
“The tactical things will start to happen over the next few weeks, but I don’t see us falling into our batters going out and trying to score the same rate. We’ll do it differently, we’ve had some serious success.” played the style we want to play in the last 18-24 months in a variety of conditions and lucky enough to be rewarded with a spot in the World Test Championship [final]. So we’re excited to come to their backyard and take on a team that plays really standout cricket. As a player it’s going to be a hot game and I’m already laughing when I think about that first test.”
Carey is one of ten members of the Ashes squad currently in Australia, with the others scattered across the IPL and county cricket. Training will increase this month for those who have camp at home in Brisbane before heading to the UK at the end of May, leaving about 10 days to prepare for the WTC final at The Oval on June 7.
“We will all come together for that World Test Championship and put our focus solely on that match, but with an eye on the first [Ashes] Test match,” Carey said.
“It’s hard to train [for] the wobble we know as goalkeepers comes down and we sometimes make it look a little crazy if we don’t get a hand on it,” he said. if it doesn’t look nice…you see some techniques from the English goalkeepers and it’s completely different from the Aussies.
“I think I need to adapt as soon as I get there, hopefully have some central wickets and catch a few balls from our bowlers, and hopefully just react well enough from there that if one wobbles I’ll go there go see it and catch it but it’s a really good point and probably something like cricket fans you expect the wicketkeepers to make it look easy sometimes but it wobbles down and you’re like ‘what are you doing do’, but it’s all part of the fun.”