GEORGE BAILEY

  • World Cup: Wouldn't swap Starc for Steyn or Morkel, says George Bailey March 10, 2015

    Dale Steyn? Morne Morkel? Well as far as George Bailey is concerned, right now Australia's Mitchell Starc is more feared than either of the South Africa quicks. Bailey, previously Australia's one-day captain, has largely been reduced to the role of a spectator at this World Cup, with his only appearance coming...
  • Clarke should replace Bailey, Watson unimpressive: Border February 16, 2015

    Brisbane: Former cricket World Cup-winning captain Allan Border expects stand-in skipper George Bailey to be dropped in favour of regular captain Michael Clarke during Australia's next match. Australia defeated England by 111 runs Saturday with Bailey playing a crucial knock of 55 runs in the victory. The World Cup co-hosts play...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 2 February 14, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Of six previous meetings against England in World Cup competition, Australia have won four, including the final in 1987. But as they head into what is the opening game for both teams, in front of a...
  • World Cup 2015: England wary of Australia's form, intent in opener February 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Of six previous meetings against England in World Cup competition, Australia have won four, including the final in 1987. But as they head into what is the opening game for both teams, in front of a capacity crowd of 90,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it's one of those...
  • Stand-in man George Bailey resigned to making way for Michael Clarke February 13, 2015

    George Bailey is resigned to the idea that he may well go from captaining Australia against England in the World Cup opener on Saturday to being dropped from the side altogether for the second match against Bangladesh. Bailey will relinquish the reins if regular skipper Michael Clarke, as expected, proves his...
  • World Cup 2015: Can England be braver than Australia? February 13, 2015

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is almost upon us and you can feel the excitement building here in Australia ahead of their mouth-watering opening match against England. I've been here for a few days with Scotland and the anticipation is mounting, with the little things like the headshots, the media...
  • Score runs to win a place in squad: Lehmann warns Bailey February 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Wednesday warned stand-in skipper George Bailey to make runs in his bid to cement his place in the One-Day International (ODI) side. Bailey will likely be the vice-captain for the World Cup if injured skipper Michael Clarke becomes fit to play, but the former's batting...
  • Cricket expert? Tell us your four World Cup semi-finalists February 4, 2015

    India's form isn't great, New Zealand peaking just at the right time, Pakistan stay unpredictable, beating Australia at home is tough. Hang on! Don't take the minnows lightly. Will the favourites make it to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-finals? You tell us by selecting your top four....
  • Not surprised at India's ouster, says George Bailey January 31, 2015

    Perth: Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing. India failed to win any of their matches against Australia and England,...
  • Need to score runs, says Australian skipper George Bailey January 25, 2015

    Sydney: His team is scoring runs in heaps but Australia's ODI cricket captain George Bailey has been struggling and the batsman is planning to promote himself up the order in the match against India on Monday to get back in form and avoid the axe. The stand-in captain has been in...
  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England January 22, 2015

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • George Bailey gets one-match suspension, to miss England ODI January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia will miss George Bailey in the next tri-series match against England as the skipper, on Monday, was handed a one-match suspension for maintaining slow over-rate during Sunday's four-wicket win over India, here. Bailey has also been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates have been...
  • George Bailey likely to be suspended for next tri-series ODI January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian One-Day International (ODI) captain George Bailey is likely to be suspended for the next match in the ODI tri-series against England in Hobart Jan 23 due to the team's slow over-rate in their four-wicket win over India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. According to ESPNcricinfo,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd match, Tri-Series January 18, 2015

    (For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Aninkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad...
  • India's World Cup plans set for dry run in tri-series January 17, 2015

    There's not much left to harp on. The final 15s have been announced and teams are now in calculation phase to arrive at a formula that will work best for them in the World Cup. Defending ODI champions, India, enter that phase on Sunday when they take on their Carlton...
  • Michael Clarke to undergo surgery on injured hamstring December 15, 2014

    Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke will undergo surgery on his injured hamstring on Tuesday, leaving him in a race against time to be ready for next year's World Cup. Clarke's decision to go under the knife has ensured he will definitely miss the three remaining Test matches against India and possibly...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile,...
  • Australia, South Africa fined for slow over-rates in first ODI November 16, 2014

    Dubai: Australia and South Africa have been fined for maintaining slow over-rates during their first One-Day International at the WACA. Javagal Srinath of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after each side was ruled to be two overs short of its target in Friday's match when time...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out as South Africa look to level series against Australia November 15, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the rest of the one-day international series against South Africa with a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board (CA) said on Saturday. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring on Friday in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in the first match in Perth and had...
  • Will back Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup if needed: Mitchell Johnson November 15, 2014

    Sydney: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson on Saturday backed George Bailey to fill in for Michael Clarke in the 2015 World Cup if the regular skipper's recurring hamstring problems keep him away from leading the hosts in the tournament. Clarke is expected to captain Australia in their first home World Cup in...
  • George Bailey to stand in for captain Michael Clarke for second ODI November 15, 2014

    George Bailey will continue to captain Australia for at least the second one-day international against South Africa with regular skipper Michael Clarke in serious doubt to be fit for the rest of the series. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in Perth on Friday...
  • Top spot in ODI rankings means nothing in World Cup, feel Australia October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey admits that regaining the number one ranking will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the World Cup on home soil in February. Australia claimed a nail-biting one-run victory in the 50th and final over on Sunday to take the third one-dayer...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep October 13, 2014

    Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a thrilling one-run win for Australia in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Chasing a modest 232-run target, Pakistan needed just two runs in the final over but Maxwell (2 for...
  • 2nd ODI: Maxwell guides Australia to series win against Pakistan October 11, 2014

    Dubai: Glenn Maxwell decimated Pakistan's spinners by hitting 76 off 81 balls and carried Australia to a five-wicket victory in the second one-day international on Friday. The win gave Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with the final match set for Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Maxwell made Pakistan pay heavily...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia October 9, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI October 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the...
  • Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series October 6, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the missing Ajmal, who has single-handedly won them...
  • CLT20: We were not close to our best, says George Bailey October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey has expressed disappointment over his team's loss in the Champions League T20 semi-finals to Chennai Super Kings, saying that the players did not play to their potential. "Disappointed for losing. I think that is the nature of the game, it does not matter whether...
  • CLT20: Complete game for us ahead of final, says MS Dhoni October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side played a "complete game" to beat Kings XI Punjab and enter the Champions League T20 final on Thursday. "Overall I think it was a complete game for us," said Dhoni after Chennai beat Punjab by 65 runs to enter the...
  • As it happened: KXIP vs CSK, CLT20 2nd semi-final October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while Super Kings had to depend on other teams' showing top make the last four stage....