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George Bailey

Hector, Bails

  • Bailey

Right Hand bat

Does Not Bowl

DOB
07/09/1982
Height / Weight
178cm / 80kg
Born in
Hobart, TAS
State
TAS
  • Cap number
    • Test 436
    • ODI 195
Club
South Hobart-Sandy Bay

Profile

Long Test wait for skipper in waiting

Despite captaining Australia in both of international cricket’s short forms, the length of George Bailey’s wait for a Test call-up was such that he became the oldest batsman in 35 years to earn a baggy green when summoned for the opening Ashes Test of 2013-14.

Not that he hadn’t served a sizeable apprenticeship at first-class level. He joined a list that includes Mike Hussey, Brad Hodge and current Australian coach Darren Lehmann – all batsmen who played around 100 Sheffield Shield matches before the Test arena beckoned.

What has set Bailey apart is his rise to prominence in the 50-over and 20-over format. He made his international debut in the role of Australia’s Twenty20 skipper, and enjoyed a break-out series in India in 2013 where he plundered 478 runs at an average of 95.60 with a personal best of 156.

It was his recent returns in white-ball cricket as well as his leadership credentials and positive dressing room influence that convinced selectors he was worth investing in for Australia’s Test middle order.

Key Stats

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5 Matches
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 5 8 1 183 53 26.14 58.84 0 1 10 0
ODI 39 37 6 1647 156 53.13 91.40 2 12 23 0
Twenty20 Int 28 25 7 470 63 26.11 140.72 0 2 9 0
First-Class 104 184 16 6339 160 37.73 54.8 14 32 98 0
Aus One-day dom 101 95 10 2940 112 34.59 81.49 4 17 40 0
Aus Twenty20 63 56 13 1214 60 28.23 134.44 0 6 27 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 5 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
ODI 39 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
Twenty20 Int 28 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
First-Class 104 84 46 0 0 0 0.00 3.29 - 0 0
Aus One-day dom 101 52 40 1 1/19 1/19 40.00 4.62 52.0 0 0
Aus Twenty20 63 12 24 0 - - - 12.00 - 0 0

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