Alex Carey will become the 26th Australian one-day cricket captain after an injury to Aaron Finch in the West Indies.
The South Australian will skipper the Aussies in the opening one-day international on Wednesday after Finch was ruled out with a knee injury sustained while batting in the fifth T20 International in St Lucia last Friday.
His fitness for the remaining two matches of the one-day series will be assessed on a day-to-day basis.
Carey, 29, and Pat Cummins were joint vice-captains of the white ball sides for three years until the fast bowler assumed the role as a stand-alone last August.
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With Cummins not on this tour Carey was to be vice-captain of the one-day squad after Matthew Wade assumed the role in…