George Bailey says Mitchell Johnson will be missed in ICC World Twenty20, backs Doug Bollinger to deliver

Australia have never won the ICC World Twenty20. Skipper George Bailey feels the team has enough bowling depth to exploit conditions in the sub-continent.

updated: March 19, 2014 12:26 IST
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Australian skipper George Bailey is backing Doug Bollinger (in pic below) to fill the gap left by ace paceman Mitchell Johnson, who pulled out of the ICC World Twenty20 due to an injured toe. Johnson has been in terrific form since last year and the Aussie camp will miss his pace and bounce on Bangladeshi wickets. (Read: George Bailey to lead Kings XI Punjab in IPL 7)

Johnson was laid low by a toe infection sustained during the recent series in South Africa. Australia named the left-arm seamer Bollinger as his replacement largely because of his experience on bowling in sub-continental wickets. Bailey wants Bollinger to step up and deliver. (I have no problems playing under George Bailey: Virender Sehwag)

"We'll miss Mitch, no doubt about that," Bailey told reporters in Dhaka. "Just looking at his form over the last six months, he's been absolutely unbelievable for us. The last time he was in the subcontinent in the one-day series against India in October, he was really good there.

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