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Australia one-day captain George Bailey faces the risk of being dropped during next month’s World Cup following a form slump over the past 12 months.
With star batsman Michael Clarke aiming to make a return in time for the second pool game against Bangladesh, Bailey admits his spot is in jeopardy.
“If I’m not scoring runs and they pick him, (Clarke) then that’s fine,” Bailey was quoted by AAP.
“That’s the nature of the game – you’re scoring runs or you’re not scoring runs, you get picked or you don’t. It’s a really basic equation … It’s obvious – if Pup is there, then one of the batsmen makes way.
“Whether that’s me or someone else, that’s how it is.”
Bailey has struggled with the bat over the past year, averaging just 15.33 during Australia’s tour of the UAE against Pakistan.
He scored a combined 15 runs in the opening two matches of the Tri-Series against England and India, before he was suspended for Australia’s clash with England last Friday after leading a slow over-rate against India in the match prior.
The Australians open their World Cup campaign against England at the MCG on February 14.