‘I’d love to see’ Bailey in the Ashes squad, says Michael Clarke

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“I’d love to see him get his opportunity in the Test team”

Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced that he would “love to see” his apprentice, George Bailey, in the Ashes squad, especially after his stellar performances with the bat in the national team’s ongoing limited overs tour of India.

Clarke noted that Bailey is a serious contender for the vacant number six spot and added that he wouldn’t be surprised if the national selectors chose him on the basis of his recent performances.

Bailey has scored 318 runs in four ODIs against India at an impressive average of 106.

“I think Bailes has done an exceptional job in the last couple of years in the shorter formats and he’s leading the boys really well,” Clarke said. “I’d love to see him get his opportunity in the Test team.

“It’s obviously going to come down to performance and who selectors think the right man is for that position but I’ve always enjoyed playing alongside Bailes. He’s a great fella and if they select him I’ll be extremely happy.”

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