George Bailey to lead Australia against England in 4th ODI at WACA
Out of 37 ODIs that George Bailey has played, he has led Australia in 12 ODIs © Getty Images
Jan 23, 2014
Cricket Australia on Thursday cleared George Bailey fit to play the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against England at Perth. Michael Clarke won’t be part of the team for the fourth ODI.
Out of 37 ODIs that Bailey has played, he has led Australia in 12 ODI. Australia has won four of those matches, lost six and two matches had no result.
Mitchell Johnson has been made Bailey’s deputy.
Brad Haddin has been allowed to stay back at his home, due to which Johnson steps in as the vice-captain.
Matthew Wade replaces Haddin whereas David Warner has been dropped and Steven Smith replaces the southpaw.
Australia has won the first three ODIs against England and has already won the series. Two matches are left — one at WACA and the fifth at Adelaide.
George Bailey (c), Mitchell Johnson (vc), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Steven Smith, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, James Faulkner, Daniel Christian.