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Australia captain George Bailey will miss the tri-series match against England in Hobart after he was suspended for one game for maintaining a slow over-rate during his side’s four-wicket win over India.
This is Bailey’s second over-rate offence within the last 12 months as he was fined following the first ODI against South Africa in Perth on November 14.
Speaking about Bailey’s suspension, Australia head coach Darren Lehmann stated that the Baggy Greens should have been able to bowl 50 overs in three-and-a-half hours.
“You can, considering you bowl 15 overs in a Test match basically,” he said. “You should be able to get through the 3.5 hours [with] no dramas.
“We were slow and we spoke about it last night about being better than that. It is a bit advantageous I suppose, but the big thing for me is not bowling our overs. You’ve got 3.5 hours, it took us 3hrs 56mins I reckon. We bowled too many wides and we were too slow between overs and we’ve got to get better at that.”