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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