As Alex Carey went into the third ODI in Manchester, he was under a bit of pressure. A year on from having starred in the World Cup, the Australian wicket-keeper had returned to England on the back of a lean phase in 50-over cricket, averaging just 13.33 in 7 matches. He’d then looked out of sorts in the T20Is, even losing his place for the third game, before struggling through the first two ODIs. Carey had also arrived for the tour without the tag of vice-captain, which he’d carried for over two years. Could another failure possibly push the 29-year-old to the brink of a shock reversal in what till recently had seemed like a career on a dramatic upswing?