George Bailey

  • IPL 2014, Week-1 Review: All's Maxwell in season seven 23-04-2014 12:59 PM

    A week and nine games into Indian Premier League's season seven, cricket - as the IPL's legally-appointed caretaker Sunil Gavaskar promised - has taken centrestage in the UAE, while the muck-clearing process is limited to courtrooms back home. The first seven days of IPL 7 ended with the anniversary of...
  • IPL 7: Shikhar Dhawan unhappy with Hyderabad's sloppy fielding 23-04-2014 09:46 AM

    Sharjah: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday put the blame for their crushing 72-run defeat against Kings XI Punjab on their fielding lapses and batting failure during an IPL match in Sharjah. "We dropped lots of catches, especially the Maxwell catch and after that he went on to score...
  • I'm not being able to score the winning runs: Glenn Maxwell 21-04-2014 09:08 AM

    Sharjah: His blistering 89-run knock set up the Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory over Rajasthan Royals but for Glenn Maxwell it was still an unfinished job as he was not there to hit the winning runs. It was David Miller, who finished it off in style, smashing his way to...
  • IPL 7: Chennai in for stiff opening test against Punjab 17-04-2014 05:25 PM

    Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on a positive note when they take on a revamped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Friday in Abu Dhabi. CSK narrowly missed coming under the hammer of...
  • IPL's credibility at stake as season seven kicks-off 15-04-2014 07:50 PM

    With the first phase being played at the UAE from April 16-30, eight teams would hope for a great start before the tournament moves back to Bangladesh or India. ...
  • Australia's bubble of brilliance bursts in Bangladesh 31-03-2014 03:26 PM

    Australia captain George Bailey arrived in Bangladesh with an abundance of intimidating power-hitters at his disposal in the cricket powerhouse's quest to land the only major trophy to have eluded them. Yet just 10 days since the main group phase of the World Twenty20 began, the pre-tournament favourites find themselves...
  • 'Embarrassed' captain Bailey laments Australia shocker 31-03-2014 09:48 AM

    A dejected and embarrassed George Bailey lamented Australia's exit from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, labelling the 73-run capitulation to India the worst batting performance during his tenure as captain. Australia entered the tournament among the favourites in the wake of a comfortable series victory over South Africa, but were...
  • World T20: India trounce Australia by 73 runs to enter semis unbeaten 30-03-2014 10:08 PM

    The Indian juggernaut steamrolled Australia on Sunday amid bizarre scenes as the Aussies adopted a hit-or-perish approach to their chase of India's 159 for 7, which saw them getting bowled out for just 86. The 73-run win, India's fourth in a row, meant India will enter the semi-finals unbeaten as...
  • As it happened: World T20, India vs Australia 30-03-2014 06:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to field. Yuvraj (60) and Ashwin (4/11) laid the foundation for India's comfortable win as they bundled out Australia for 86 after making 159/7. India have got off to a dream start to their World Twenty20...
  • World T20: Australia next as India aim to stay unbeaten before semis 29-03-2014 10:40 PM

    India so far have got off to a dream start to their World Twenty20 campaign, winning three matches on the bounce and booking a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. On Sunday, MS Dhoni & Co run into Australia, who are desperate for a win in order to keep...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, World Twenty20 23-03-2014 01:50 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Australia have opted to bowl. Pakistan have dropped Junaid Khan. Mohammed Hafeez and his boys would like to quickly forget the humiliating defeat against arch-rivals India on Friday and pose a serious challenge for a...
  • Australia up for spin challenge, says George Bailey 22-03-2014 04:39 PM

    Visiting teams have often found themselves tied up in tangles by the local tweakers on the sub-continental dustbowls, but Australia captain George Bailey asserted his team is up for the spin challenge in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. South Asian teams have traditionally built their attack around spin bowlers who...
  • World T20: Mighty Australia take on beleaguered Pakistan 22-03-2014 01:14 PM

    Mirpur: After a disappointing start to the tournament, Pakistan would like to get their ICC World T20 campaign back on track when they meet the mighty Australians in a group league encounter here on Sunday. Mohammed Hafeez and his boys would like to quickly forget the humiliating defeat against arch-rivals...
  • Australia attack potent enough without Johnson: Bailey 18-03-2014 02:11 PM

    Australia will miss injured paceman Mitchell Johnson but their bowling attack remains potent enough to help them win a maiden World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, captain George Bailey said on Tuesday. The left-arm quick has been in the form of his life, bowling Australia to an Ashes whitewash of bitter...
  • George Bailey to lead Kings XI Punjab in IPL 7 18-03-2014 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Australia's T20I skipper George Bailey will lead the Punjab team in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Bailey becomes the second Australian after Adam Gilchrist to captain the Punjab franchise. Bailey who was brought by the Punjab franchise at a price tag of Rs 3.25 crore...
  • 1st T20: South Africa, Australia prepare for World Twenty20 08-03-2014 08:47 AM

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of 20-overs games would not normally have much more than entertainment value, but for both...
  • Hottest picks of IPL 2014 10-02-2014 01:04 PM

    New Zealand's Corey Anderson could be one of the most wanted player at the auction this year after his 36-ball century against the West Indies in the ODIs. The 23-year-old from Christchurch also had a good show against India in the ODIs. He took 10 wickets as well in the series, including a five-wicket-haul.The Ashes hero for Australia, Mitchell Johnson, would be on the radar of all the franchises after the Mumbai Indians surprisingly decided not to retain him. Last year, he took 24 wickets for Mumbai to help them win their maiden IPL title.Alex Hales is currently the No.1-ranked batsman in Twenty20 internationals and would be hoping for a top-bracket deal.
  • 3rd T20: Australia clean sweep England in T20s as well, win last game by 84 runs 02-02-2014 06:04 PM

    Sydney: England's long and cheerless cricket tour of Australia ended with one last, resounding defeat on Sunday when they were beaten by 84 runs in the third Twenty20 international. An Ashes tour that began full of promise and optimism 100 days ago, crawled to a downbeat ending as Australia made...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd T20 02-02-2014 01:51 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia win the toss and opt to bat. TEAM NEWS: Chris Jordan makeh is T20 debut for England, who have also included allrounder Ben Stokes in the eleven. Michael Lumb and James Tredwell sit out. Australia have replaced...
  • 3rd T20: Worn out England look for consolation win against Australia 01-02-2014 03:44 PM

    After getting drubbed in Ashes, ODIs and now in T20s, there is not much that England will take home after their final T20, but a victory in Sydney might prove to be consolatory at the end. Australia completed a clean sweep of victories over England in all formats when it...
  • 2nd T20: Australia thrash England to clinch series 31-01-2014 06:06 PM

    Melbourne: Australia completed a clean sweep of victories over England in all formats when it won the second Twenty20 international by 8 wickets on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-0. After winning the Ashes Test series 5-0 and the five-match one-day international series 4-1, Australia added to England's summer...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 29-01-2014 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI 24-01-2014 08:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer...
  • George Bailey fit to lead new ODI world number one 23-01-2014 12:46 PM

    Stand-in Australian captain George Bailey Thursday shrugged off injury fears and declared himself fit to lead the new world number one side in the fourth one-day international against England. Bailey had been suffering from a hip flexor injury but said he would definitely take over at the match in western...