Australia's key Ashes puzzle piece revealed

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Alex Carey volition go Australia's newest Test wicketkeeper, with selectors acceptable to corroborate the 30-year-old arsenic Tim Paine's replacement.

He was locked successful a conflict with Western Australia gloveman Josh Inglis to support wicket successful the looming Ashes bid aft Paine sensationally stepped distant from cricket last week successful the aftermath of a sexting scandal.

But connected Tuesday, a dejected looking Inglis was seen flying retired of Brisbane - wherever the archetypal Test volition statesman connected December 8 - and location to Perth.

Carey was believed to beryllium starring the contention already, but a last-start period for South Australia successful the Marsh Cup would person nary uncertainty confirmed what selectors were thinking.

While Brisbane volition beryllium his archetypal clip wearing the baggy green, Carey has plentifulness of acquisition representing Australia astatine one-day and Twenty20 level.

He been a person successful the ODI side, and captained Australia A previously.

Alex Carey of the Redbacks celebrates bringing up his century. (Getty)

He has cleanable hands down the stumps and averages 34.73 with the bat successful first-class cricket.

On Sunday, cricket fable Mark Taylor endorsed Carey arsenic the antheral to regenerate Paine successful the team.

"I deliberation it's got to beryllium Alex Carey," Taylor told Nine's Sports Sunday.

"Inglis being successful the T20 broadside precocious has enactment a spot of unit connected but Alex Carey's been astir for a portion and been a past vice-captain of the Australian one-day side.

"I've got him successful determination conscionable for experience."

With that determination made, selectors lone person 1 much presumption to mull over.

Usman Khawaja and Travis Head are warring it retired to bat No.5 successful the Australian bid astatine the Gabba.

Making the determination much analyzable is the information bedewed upwind successful Brisbane has stymied plans, including a proceedings crippled this week.

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