Bangalore: Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, said he would love to see George Bailey get an opportunity in the upcoming Ashes. Clarke said the fight for the vacant No.6 spot to face England would come down to performances, with Bailey among the top contenders after excelling in the ongoing limited-overs series in India.
Bailey, 31, is currently leading Australia, who are 2-1 up with two games to play after consecutive washouts.
Since his debut in 2012, Bailey averages 53.04 and has a strike-rate of 89.49 from 33 One-Day Internationals. In his last seven ODI outings for Australia, he has accumulated 491 runs with an impressive sequence of 82, 87, 4, 85, 92 not out, 43 and 98. (Scorecard)