George Bailey


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Did you know?

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


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl


Launceston, Tasmania






South Hobart Sandy Bay Sharks Cricket Club


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.

From the Vault: George Bailey gets a wicket

Look away Dave Hussey - George Bailey claiming him as his first, and only, wicket in professional cricket back in 2004!

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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

How Bailey's bold calls shaped Australia's World Cup win

Five years after Australia claimed their fifth 50-over World Cup, former captain George Bailey reflects on his part in the victorious campaign

'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