[caption id="attachment_853446" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-853446" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Alex-Carey-MS-Dhoni_AFP.jpg" alt="Alex Carey MS Dhoni, Australia, India, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019" width="628" height="355" /> Alex Carey scored 45 runs off 55 balls and provided a good support to Nathan Coulter-Nile's 60-ball 92 in Australia's 15-run win over the West Indies. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Nervous to start with at his maiden <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australian</a> wicketkeeper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/alex-carey">Alex Carey</a> says he now cannot wait to challenge <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india">India</a>, especially <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ms-dhoni%e2%80%8b">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a>, when the two sides clash on Sunday in London. <p></p> <p></p>Carey's 55-ball 45 was good support to Nathan Coulter-Nile's 60-ball 92 in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-mitchell-starc-nathan-coulter-nile-deliver-australia-convincing-win-853183">Australia's 15-run win over the West Indies</a> in Nottingham on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>The early nerves of playing at a big tournament taken care of by that effort, Carey made some confident statements about the match against India. <p></p> <p></p>"Playing against him (Dhoni) in India and Australia, he's very calm. He always gives himself a chance to finish off the game," Carey was quoted as saying by the ICC's official website. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-no-chance-but-i-am-sure-that-they-will-have-their-plans-michael-hussey-on-sharing-ms-dhonis-weaknesses-with-australia-853361">'No chance but I am sure that they will have their plans' - Michael Hussey on sharing MS Dhoni's weaknesses with Australia</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"He gives himself time out in the middle. They're pretty calm heads, they give themselves a chance to finish off an innings. <p></p> <p></p>"It's a World Cup, so I didn't know too much what to expect. Rolling to the first game in the bus and seeing all the crowd gave me some goosebumps. I thought it was a pretty cool feeling." <p></p> <p></p>Reflecting on his performance against the West Indies, the 27-year-old said it helped that he was batting with Steve Smith at the other end. (<strong>ALSO READ:<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/bcci-to-back-ms-dhoni-for-sporting-special-forces-insignia-in-his-wicketkeeping-gloves-853315"> BCCI to back MS Dhoni for sporting Special Forces insignia in his wicketkeeping gloves</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"I gave myself a fair bit of time to get my innings going. Speaking to Smudge (Steve Smith) there was plenty of time left on the board. <p></p> <p></p>"It was a matter of trying to absorb a bit of pressure, just bat and scrap through as many as we could." <p></p> <p></p>Despite being the less experienced of the two, Carey said Smith didn't give him any particular advice on how to turn things around after Australia had been reduced to 79/5 at one stage. The defending champions recovered to post 288. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-we-always-thought-nathan-coulter-nile-had-the-ability-he-was-exceptional-aaron-finch-853242">Cricket World Cup 2019: We always thought Nathan Coulter-Nile had the ability, he was exceptional: Aaron Finch</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"I suppose when I was two off 23 balls he gave me no indication I was doing something wrong, backing up what I was trying to do out there. <p></p> <p></p>"There was no pressure from him, so we were fine just going together. I think we know at Trent Bridge, if we give ourselves a bit of time we can score freely," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"I didn't think it was a bad thing at the time, I guess if you get out we're 80/6 I gave myself a bit of time to assess the conditions and give the tail a chance," he added.