The Courier-Mail

BAI­LEY’S RUN IN TWENTY20 OVER

- BEN HORNE

GE­ORGE Bai­ley has re­tired from Twenty20 cricket and will not play in next year’s World Cup tour­na­ment in In­dia.

There has been no of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment from Bai­ley (pic­tured), only that he was stand­ing down as the na­tional T20 skip­per last Au­gust and would be sit­ting out of the sum­mer-open­ing three­match se­ries against South Africa.

But Bai­ley was not named in Steve Smith’s side to tackle Eng­land in Cardiff overnight. Even though he played in Aus­tralia’s last-start ODI against Ire­land, Bai­ley wasn’t dropped for the T20, rather not con­sid­ered.

Bai­ley has also lost his lead­er­ship po­si­tion in the one-day team.

He was re­placed as vice­cap­tain by David Warner fol­low­ing Smith’s as­cen­sion to the cap­taincy.

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