George Bailey Biography
George Bailey is an Australian cricketer. He has been the captain of the Australian T20I team and also the ODI team for some time.
He was born on 7 September 1982 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
He is a right-handed middle order batsman.
Ever since his debut for the national side, he has played the role of a solid middle order batsman.
His cricketing career started when he was selected for Tasmania in the 2005-06 season.
He came in the team as a very strong player scoring 778 runs and three centuries in the season.
He grabbed a huge number of eyeballs when he led his state team to winning a title when he captained them for the first time in 2009-10.
He also represented the Under-19 team of the country.
During the 2008-09 Season, he scored a huge number of runs and he got a place in the Australia A team for the tour of India in 2008.
Bailey represented Australia for the first time in a T20 match against India in 2012. He played his first match for the team as the captain of the team.
He didn’t get to play many deliveries and remained not out at a score of 12.
He made his ODI debut the same year on 16 March, 2016. He played a decent innings of 48 runs in 67 deliveries.
In Test cricket, he made his debut against England during the Ashes 2013-14. He managed to score only 37 runs in the two innings.
Rise to Glory
Bailey was a big name in the Australian cricket ever since his debut but he rose to great prominence in the year 2013.
He played some great ODI cricket in the year and was ranked the No. 2 ODI batsman in the world. He became the ninth Australian player to score 1000 or more ODI runs in a calendar year.
He had a bad patch in his career as he was dropped from the Test team right after his debut series, despite the Aussies winning that series 5-0.
Bailey has played for many clubs in many domestic leagues over the world. He was signed by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2009. He also led the Kings XI Punjab in the 2014 and 2015 IPL seasons.
He played for Hampshire in England.
He also played for the Melbourne Stars and then moved to Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.
Bailey was appointed as the captain of the Australian T20 side in 2012. He was also named the vice-captain of the ODI team for the 2013 Champions Trophy.
He also led the Australian side to the semifinal of the 2012 World T20 in Sri Lanka.
Bailey's Record in Numbers
Bailey is the second player in the history of Australian Cricket to play his first international match as the captain.
He holds the record of scoring most number of runs in a bilateral series for Australia.
He is the second fastest batsman to reach the mark of 1500 runs in ODI cricket. He got there in 32 innings. Only Hashim Amla has reached there in a quicker time.