The Australian rookie test skipper, Steven Smith is credible to do captaincy for Australia against England in the next One-Day-International (ODI) of the tri-series on Friday in Hobart as George Bailey has been slapped with a one ODI suspension from the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to his team’s slow over rate in the 4-wicket win over India on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

This is Australian One Day International (ODI) skipper George Bailey’s 2nd slow over rate within 1 year and as per an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement in November both South Africa skipper AB de Villiers and Bailey, who took charge in the absence of an wounded Michael Clarke, would confront suspension if they were in charge for further over rate misdemeanour in the next year.

However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) provided the declaration after both AB de Villiers and Bailey were fined for slow over-rate during the 1st One Day International between Australia and South Africa in Perth on 14th November, 2014. The International Cricket Council (ICC) statement said in November that if Bailey and de Villiers are proved guilty of one more over rate misdemeanour in One Day Internationals over the next 1 year, they will get a 1 match suspension as per the provisions of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel,”.

Australia took an extra 26 minutes to bowl their 50 overs against India in the 2nd match of the tri-series at the MCG under substitute skipper George Bailey. Steven Smith will lead the team in the next match as Bailey is suspended and Clarke is still to recuperate from his hamstring problem, according to a report in ESPNcricinfo.

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