Sydney: George Bailey, who will be the new Australian one-day captain and is also country`s leading 50-over run-scorer since his debut, has claimed he still does not feel like a permanent member of the national team, but believes there is nothing bad in it.
The Tasmania, Hobart Hurricanes and Australian Twenty20 captain will act take charge of the one-day team for the first two games against Sri Lanka, with Michael Clarke rested and his deputy, Shane Watson, out injured, News.com.au reports.
Since his debut against the West Indies in March last year, Bailey has scored 441 runs at 40.1 with three half-centuries, which is 87 runs more than his nearest teammate, the now retired Mike Hussey.
Bailey said he doesn’t think will ever feel like he has cemented his spot in an Australian side, and feels that is not a bad thing at all since it’s just the nature of the beast. However, Bailey does thinks he has contributed in the Australian limited overs team.