George Bailey confident of inexperienced Australian side winning the Tri-Nation series 2016


New Delhi : George Bailey is confident Australia’s young one-day squad has what it takes to claim Tri-Nation series title in West Indies. Bailey is confident inexperience will not be an issue for Australia in their One-Day International (ODI) tri-series final. Australia sealed the final berth of the series after an emphatic win over the hosts, West Indies, by 6 wickets thanks to some lusty hitting by Glenn Maxwell in the last few overs. Having been dropped from the previous games, Maxwell answered his critics in style with a belligerent 26 ball 47 runs. He was well supported by Mitchell Marsh as well.

According to, he said, “There are a lot of guys who might not have played much for Australia but I certainly still see them as experienced cricketers. While we probably have not played much together, there are still some good cricketers. It is a really exciting line-up. There are some newer players in the team but it still feels like it is an experienced team in terms of the expectations we have for guys to perform.” When the final starts in Barbados, Bailey will be Australia’s most experienced batsman with 2,598 ODI runs to his name. The 33-year-old Tasmanian is also the only member of the touring party over the age of 33. Aside from Steve Smith and Aaron Finch, nobody else in the squad has scored more than 1,800 runs in this format.

Australia are yet to settle on their XI for the tournament decider, with bowlers Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Scott Boland competing for the final spot. Australia’s attack has changed in every match during the series and remains a work in progress. They are most likely to face South Africa in the final game of the tournament until and unless West Indies wins their last game against Proteas by a huge margin and earn a bonus point as well.