George Bailey is a cricketer from Australia. For a long time, he has been the captain of the Australian T20I and ODI teams.
He was born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, on September 7, 1982.
He bats in the middle order and bats right-handed.
He has played the part of a reliable middle order batsman for the national team since his debut.
In the 2005-06 season, he was selected for Tasmania and began his cricket career.
He was a good player when he joined the side, making 778 runs and three centuries in the season.
When he captained his state team for the first time in 2009-10, he drew a lot of attention by leading them to a championship.
He also played for the country’s Under-19 side.
He scored a tonne of runs during the 2008-09 season, earning him a place in Australia’s A team for the 2008 tour of India.
Bailey made his debut for Australia in a T20 match against India in 2012. As the team’s captain, he played his first match for the team.
He didn’t get many deliveries to play and ended up with a ranking of 12.
On March 16, 2016, he made his One-Day International debut. He pitched a solid innings, allowing 48 runs on 67 pitches.
During the 2013-14 Ashes series, he made his Test debut against England. In two innings, he only managed to score 37 runs.
Rise to Glory
Bailey has been a major name in Australian cricket since his debut, but he only came into his own in 2013.
He had a fantastic year in ODI cricket, finishing the year as the world’s No. 2 ODI batsman. In a calendar year, he became the ninth Australian player to score 1000 or more ODI runs.
About the fact that the Australians won the series 5-0, he was cut from the Test team shortly after his debut series.
Bailey has represented a variety of teams in a variety of domestic competitions around the world. In IPL 2009, he was signed by Chennai Super Kings. In the 2014 and 2015 IPL seasons, he was also the captain of the Kings XI Punjab.
In England, he was a member of the Hampshire football team.
He also starred for the Melbourne Stars before joining the Big Bash League’s Hobart Hurricanes.
Bailey was appointed captain of Australia’s Twenty20 team in 2012. He was also elected vice-captain of the 2013 Champions Trophy ODI squad.
He also led the Australian team to the 2012 World T20 semifinals in Sri Lanka.
Bailey’s Record in Numbers
Bailey is just the second player in Australian cricket history to captain his first international match.
He owns the Australian record for most runs scored in a bilateral series.
In ODI cricket, he is the second-fastest batsman to cross 1500 runs. He made it in 32 innings. Hashim Amla is the other one who has gotten there faster.