Former Australia captain George Bailey could become the new selector of the country’s national team. Bailey has been included in the panel along with Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer and selection chairman Trevor Hans. He can play in the Big Bash as well as remain a selector of the team.
According to the newspapers of Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Former Australia T20 team captain George Bailey can be given the responsibility of national team selector.
Bailey is the captain of the Hobart Hurricanes team of the T20 League Big Bash. Bailey will not be the first captain to play the role of national selector while captaining any home team. Earlier veterans like Sir Don Bradman and Michael Clarke have done so. Bailey has played just 5 Test matches for Australia. Bailey was part of the Australia team when the team faced a clean sweep against England in the 2013–14 Ashes series.
Bailey has only 5 Test match experience
Bailey has played only 5 Test matches for Australia. This T20 specialist player was given the captaincy of the T20 team during the tour of India. Bailey has played 90 ODIs and 30 T20s for Australia. He last played for Australia in 2017. Bailey, 37, can play the role of a selector, along with captaining the Big Bash team Hobart Hurricane.
George Bailey’s International Career
Bailey, who has played 90 ODIs, has scored 3044 runs while playing 30 T20s, he has scored 473 runs. Bailey has scored just 183 runs in 8 innings of 5 Tests. Bailey has the highest score of 156 runs in ODIs while 63 runs in T20 and 53 in Tests.