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George Bailey

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

Did you know?

Bailey was just the second Australian to captain their country on international debut.

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

AGE
37
HEIGHT
178CM
BORN

Launceston, Tasmania

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

TAS

TAS
LOCAL CLUB

South Hobart Sandy Bay Sharks Cricket Club

Bio

After a long apprenticeship in domestic cricket, George Bailey was finally rewarded with regular international appearances.

Bailey's rapid rise to the captaincy in limited-overs cricket spoke volumes of his leadership ability and popularity in the Australian dressing-room.

While his Test career has stalled following a disappointing 2013-14 Ashes campaign with the bat, he continued to perform well in limited-overs cricket.

He will be remembered fondly for the 28 runs he smashed off one Jimmy Anderson over in Perth in memorable summer for the Aussies.

His Test debut came on the back of his extraordinary ODI performance against India in 2013, where he plundered 478 runs at an average of 95.60 and jumped to No.2 in the world rankings.

In 2017-18, Bailey was awarded the Ricky Ponting medal after being named Tasmanian cricketer of the season.

When the squash ball trick goes wrong

George Bailey had visions of replicating Adam Gilchrist's feats with a squash ball in his glove. Unfortunately for George it did not go as well as planned.


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Bailey leaves field after final first-class game

George Bailey, who will retire after the Big Bash League season to become a national selector, brought his decorated 15-year first-class career to a close at Blundstone Arena


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Bailey finishes his first-class career… bowling

George Bailey’s last act of his decorated 15-year career with Tasmania came at the bowling crease as he sent down the last over of the match in his team’s Shield loss to SA


'No BS': Bailey outlines selection philosophy

Bailey says he sees his role as a "servant to the players" when he starts next month


Unplayable Podcast: George Bailey, This Is Your Life

An in-depth chat with one of the great characters in Australian cricket and soon-to-be national selector


Communication crucial for selector Bailey

Soon-to-be selector George Bailey discusses how he will approach his new role


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