George Bailey
Personal information
Full name George John Bailey
Born 7 September 1982 (1982-09-07) (age 38)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Nickname Smiley, Hector, Geronimo
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side Australia
ODI debut (cap 195) 16 March 2012 v West Indies
Last ODI 2 November 2013 v India
ODI shirt no. 2
T20I debut (cap 55) 1 February 2012 v India
Last T20I 10 October 2013 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002– Tasmania (squad no. 10)
2007–2010 Scotland
2009–2012 Chennai Super Kings
2011–2012 Melbourne Stars
2012– Hobart Hurricanes
2013– Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 2 35 19 100
Runs scored 90 1,539 298 6,154
Batting average 30.00 54.96 22.92 37.98
100s/50s 0/1 2/11 0/1 14/31
Top score 53 156 63 160*
Balls bowled 84
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/– 21/– 8/– 91/–
Source: [1], 8 December 2013

George John Bailey (born 7 September 1982) is an Australian cricketer who has captained the Australian ODI and T20 International teams. He represents the Tasmanian cricket team in Sheffield Shield and Ryobi One-Day Cup matches, and also plays Twenty20 cricket for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. Bailey was announced as Twenty20 captain of the Australian national cricket team in 2012, succeeding Cameron White, in a series that ended 1–1. He became the second ever Australian to captain an international game, without having played an international game before, after Dave Gregory in the first ever Test match. On 1 May 2013, Bailey was announced the vice-captain of the Australian ODI team for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He captained the Australian team in India in the absence of Michael Clarke, and on 12 November 2013 was named in the Australian team for the first Test against England.


After playing his junior cricket with the South Launceston Cricket Club, Bailey was first selected to play for Tasmania 2005/06, due to injuries to regular players. The season saw him score 778 runs, hitting three centuries in the process. Further prominent performances in the coming seasons saw Bailey play for Australia against the All Star team in the All Star Twenty20 match in 2009. Bailey was appointed as the permanent captain of Tasmania for the 2009/10 season, replacing Daniel Marsh.

On 14 February 2011, Bailey led Tasmania to a remarkable five wicket Sheffield Shield win over Victoria where he scored an unbeaten 160. Needing 130 in the final session, he and James Faulkner pushed the Tigers past the total in the 91st over of play on the final day to lift Tasmania to second on the table behind New South Wales. He captained Tasmania to its second Sheffield Shield title against New South Wales at Bellerive Oval in 2010/11.

On 10 January 2013, Bailey scored 89 runs and led Australia to a 107 run victory in his first ODI as captain during a match against Sri Lanka. On 3 February 2013, Bailey scored his ODI first century in a match against the West Indies. Australia had been in a difficult situation at 56/4 when Bailey came in, but his 125* from 110 balls took Australia to a challenging total of 266. Bailey continued this form during Australia's ODI series in India where he made 478 runs at an average of 95.60. This included a brilliant 156 from 114 balls during the 6th match and put his name firmly in the minds of the Australian Test selectors.

On 21 November 2013, Bailey made his Test debut for Australia when he was selected in first Ashes Test against England. During the second test match in Adelaide, Bailey made his first half-century with a score of 53.

International Centuries

One Day International
George Bailey's One Day International Centuries
No. Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date Result
[1] 125* 20 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Perth, Australia WACA Ground 3 February 2013 Won
[2] 156 34 Flag of India.png India Nagpur, India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium 30 October 2013 Lost

External links

Batsmen with a ODI batting average above 40 vte
Australia George Bailey (40.58) • Michael Bevan (53.58) • Michael Hussey (48.15) • Adam Voges (45.78) • Michael Clarke (44.58) • Dean Jones (44.61) • Matthew Hayden (43.80) • Ricky Ponting (42.03) • Shane Watson (40.54) • Callum Ferguson (41.43) • Damien Martyn (40.80) • Greg Chappell (40.18)
England Jonathan Trott (51.25) • Kevin Pietersen (40.73) • Nick Knight (40.41) • Chris Broad (40.02)
India Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50.57) • Virat Kohli (59.70) • Shikhar Dhawan (44.90) • Sachin Tendulkar (44.83) • Sourav Ganguly (41.02)
New Zealand Glenn Turner (47.00)
Pakistan Zaheer Abbas (47.62) • Misbah-ul-Haq (43.40) • Mohammad Yousuf (41.71) • Javed Miandad (41.70)
South Africa Hashim Amla (49.46) • AB de Villiers (53.50) • Jacques Kallis (44.36) • Boeta Dippenaar (42.23) • Lance Klusener (41.10) • Gary Kirsten (40.95)
West Indies Viv Richards (47.00) • Gordon Greenidge (45.03) • Ramnaresh Sarwan (42.67) • Shivnarine Chanderpaul (41.60) • Desmond Haynes (41.37) • Brian Lara (40.48)
The Netherlands Ryan ten Doeschate (67.00)
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