A supreme athlete and talented left-handed batsman, Carberry made his Test debut in Bangladesh during 2010 before suffering an illness that kept him out for much of the 2011 county season.
He made a solid contribution for England with scores of 34 and 30, but then found himself stuck behind captain Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook.
Frustrated by a lack of opportunities at first Kent and then Surrey, a move to Hampshire in 2006 helped Carberry become one of the leading run-scorers on the county circuit.
He signalled his return to cricket late in the 2011 season with an unbeaten 300 against Yorkshire, when he and Neil McKenzie put on 523 for the third wicket - the largest partnership in Hampshire's history.
Carberry, a brilliant fielder, made useful contributions on Friends Life t20 finals day and in the Clydesdale Bank 40 as Hampshire completed a trophy double in 2012.
More impressive limited-overs runs during 2013 saw him make a one-day international debut versus Ireland in September and then feature in the same format against Australia. He was unable to make the desired impression in that rubber, yet still earned a call-up for the ensuing Ashes trip Down Under.
Given a chance in the first tour match due to a back injury suffered by Cook, Carberry struck 78 against Western Australia Chairman's XI and, having been retained versus Australia A, further staked his claim with 153 retired out.