Bailey to lead Prime Ministers XI against South Africa

Australia’s former ODI and T20 captain George Bailey will lead the Prime Ministers XI to take on the visiting South African team at Manuka Oval on October 31.

The match will give South Africa their only warm-up ahead of the three-match Gillette ODI series against Australia in early November, which will be crucial for both sides to get ready for next year’s World Cup.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to represent the Prime Minister’s XI on a couple of occasions during my career, and now to captain the team is a real privilege,” Bailey said after his appointment was announced by new Prime Minister Scott Morrison.