George Bailey is an Australian Cricketer and a former limited overs skipper who has led Australia for a brief period of 2 years ranging from 2012 to 2014. He is the great-great-grandson of George Herbert Bailey who has represented Tasmania in 15 first-class matches. A busy cricketer Bailey has represented many domestic teams and T20 franchise all over the world which includes IPL teams like Chennai Super Kings, Kings Xi Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant. He has also captained Kings XI Punjab for 2 years and under his leadership the Punjab franchise reached the final of the 2014 IPL where they lost to the eventual champions Kolkata Knight Riders in a high scoring thriller. He has played most of his cricket for Tasmania alike his grandfather and was named Tasmania’s best player in the year 2017-2018 and also won the Ricky Ponting medal for the first time in his elusive domestic career.
Smiley, Geronimo, Hector
5 Feet 10 Inches
Date of Birth:
7th September 1982
Age (as on 2018):
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Launceston Church Grammar School
21st November 2013 vs England
16th March 2012 vs Windies
1st February 2012 vs India
#2 (International) and #10 (Domestic)
Tasmania, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Stars, Scotland, Hampshire, Kings XI Punjab, Sussex, Rising Pune Supergiant, Chennai Super Kings, Chittagong Vikings
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
Career Turning Point
After being named in the Australian side for 2013-2014 Ashes Series,
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Favourite sports Commentator:
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Awards and recognitions
He had a miffed controversy with one of Australia’s broadcaster Channel nine in the 2012-2013 summer.
Lesser Known Facts
He holds a unique record of representing Australia on his debut game as a captain. His International T20 debut in 2012 was as a captain.
He has an ability to throw the ball from both hands, he learned throwing from his left hand when his right arm was injured.
He is one of those cricketers who made his International debut after playing a lot of domestic cricket. He was 29 when he played his first game in Australian colours.