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George Bailey

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Australia, Scotland, Tasmania, Australia A, Hampshire, Punjab, Chennai, Australia Under-19, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Stars
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | Ex Skipper-ODI | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
3
Bowling:
0
Batting:
38
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Australia
Born:
September 07, 1982, Launceston, Tasmania

Profile

Tasmanian George Bailey made headlines when he led his state to a title victory in his first stint as captain in 2009-10. Over the years, he became an important asset to Tasmania's middle-order. Bailey has also represented Australia at the Under-19 level. After making headlines, he then surprised the cricketing fraternity when the Australian selectors named him Australia's T20I captain for the 2011-2012. 'Hector' became only the second ever to captain Australia in his first ever international game, after Dave Gregory in 1877, in the first ever Test match.

The right-hander made his first-class debut in 2004-05 and in the next season, scored 778 runs that included three centuries. The summer of 2008-09 brought him many more domestic runs (673 runs in Sheffield Shield) and also a place in the Australian A tour of India in late 2008. Eventually, he was handed over the captaincy in 2009-10 and in his first season itself, led his team to the FR Cup title, being the competition's second-highest run-scorer (538 runs) at a staggering average of 59.77. He was then included in Australia's squad for the Chappell-Hadlee series in 2010. However, an international debut came only two years later, in a T20I against India. ODI debut followed against the West Indies.

Bailey was signed by Chennai in 2009 for the Indian T20 League and was re-signed in 2011. The following year, he succeeded Cameron White as Australia's Twenty20 captain. He had a prolific 2013 where he scored 1098 ODI runs averaging in the mid 60s. After an impactful performance against India where he notched up 478 runs at an average of 95, Bailey was handed his Test cap in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, 2013. Indian T20 League captaincy followed when Mohali picked Bailey during the 2014 auction and assigned him the role of captain of the side.


Fast Facts

  • George Bailey became only the second Australian cricketer after Dave Gregory in 1877, to be named captain on debut in any format.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 5 8 183 1 26.14 58.84 0 1 53
ODI 39 37 1647 6 53.12 91.39 2 12 156
T20 28 25 470 7 26.11 140.71 0 2 63
IPL 4 3 63 0 21.00 95.45 0 0 30
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 10 0 0
ODI 23 0 3
T20 9 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 13 4 7 0 2 30.77
T20 28 14 13 1 0 50

Career

Span:
Test:
2013-2014
 
ODI:
2012-2014
 
T20:
2012-2014
 
IPL:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs England at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Nov 21, 2013
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 03, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs West Indies at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent - Mar 16, 2012
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Jan 26, 2014
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs India at Stadium Australia, Sydney - Feb 01, 2012
Last played:
Australia Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 01, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Punjab at SuperSport Park, Centurion - May 07, 2009
Last played:
Chennai Vs Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore) - Mar 23, 2010
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