GEORGE BAILEY

  • Michael Clarke to undergo surgery on injured hamstring 5 days ago

    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....
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • CLT20: Punjab did well on a tired wicket, says Bailey September 29, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey had every reason to have a broad smile on his face as his side put up a "clinical" show, recording their fourth win in a row here on Sunday. Punjab beat Cape Cobras by seven wickets to finish on top of Group B. "It was...
  • CLT20: Uphill task for Cape Cobras to stop Punjab's juggernaut September 28, 2014

    Mohali: On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Champions League here on Sunday. Failing to win this year's IPL after going down to Kolkata Knight...
  • CLT20: Mohali pitch was a challenge for batsmen, says Sehwag September 27, 2014

    Mohali: Senior batsman Virender Sehwag was full of praise for his young opening partner Manan Vohra, whose 32-ball-65 set the tone for an emphatic victory. In fact Sehwag said that he wanted to present Manan, with one of his bats had he scored a century. "I offered to give Manan my bat...
  • CLT20: Kings XI Punjab thrash Northern Knights to reach semis September 26, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab put up yet another dominating performance as they outclassed Northern Knights from New Zealand by a whopping 120 runs to enter the semi-finals in their maiden appearance in the Champions League T20 on Friday. Put into bat, Kings XI Punjab puty up a massive 215 for five,...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Northern Knights, CLT20, Match 13 September 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Their confidence on a high following back-to-back wins, Kings XI Punjab would definitely start as overwhelming favourites against Northern Knights. Kings XI are presently at the second position in Group B with two wins from as many games. Hobart Hurricanes are...
  • CLT20: Will have to be at our very best to beat Knights, says George Bailey September 25, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey said that their opponents on Friday's Oppo Champions League T20 game, the Northern Knights, cannot be taken lightly and his team will have to be at their very best to beat them. Bailey, who has led the IPL finalists with back-to-back wins and need...
  • IPL, CLT20 great platforms for young talents: Akshar Patel September 22, 2014

    Chandigarh: Eyeing a berth in the series against West Indies, Kings XI Punjab spinner Akshar Patel feels that IPL and CLT20 are great platforms for the youngsters to prove their mettle. "Both IPL and CLT20 are great platforms for the youngsters. If you do well here, you immediately get recognized," the...
  • CLT20: KXIP captain George Bailey heaps praise on Akshar Patel September 21, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey on Saturday heaped praise on Akshar Patel for his crucial nineball 23 which helped his team beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in the Champions League twenty20 here. Needing 25 to win off last two overs, Patel blasted three fours and a six as...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, CLT20 Match 5 September 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After launching their campaign on a winning note, IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab will look to dish out another dominating performance when they face the formidable Barbados Tridents. The Kings XI came into the tournament on the back of a successful...
  • George Bailey credits bowlers for victory in CLT20 opener September 19, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey has credited his bowlers for setting up a fivewicket victory against Hobart Hurricanes in their campaign opener of the Champions League Twenty20. Leftarm spinner Akshar Patel (1/20) along with seamers Parvinder Awana (1/25) and Thisara Perera (2/17) helped Punjab restrict the Hurricanes to 144/6...
  • George Bailey promises better show after KXIP win their CLT20 opener September 18, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab captain heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the fivewicket win against Hobart Hurricanes here on Thursday and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20. "A terrific innings from Maxy and TP (Perera) there, it takes some courage to come out...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20 September 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After their bestever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday. Riding on...
  • Kings XI Punjab look to tame Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 debut September 18, 2014

    Mohali: After their bestever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday. Riding on their powerpacked batting lineup, Punjab took the IPL7 by...
  • CLT20: Kings XI are focussed on getting the best out of players, says Bangar September 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar says the focus of his side is to get the best out their players in the Champions League Twenty20 as they prepare to take on Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match, on Thursday. Riding on their strong batting lineup, Kings XI put up...