Originally Posted by benchmark00
In Australia's strongest t20 line up, I don't think Bailey has a place. Ben Rohrer would be better suited to that finishing/hard running type. Better fielder too.
I'm putting up my flame shield here, but I think having a specialist captain (and to be honest, Bailey probably wouldn't be THAT far from making the T20i side on batting alone) isn't as bad of an idea as you might think. Hear me out.
The way I see it, in any form of cricket it is incredibly important to have a good captain. Having a good cricketing brain and putting the right bowlers against the right batsmen can save you a lot of runs over the course of a game. On the other hand, having a less experienced captain can lead to poor field placings and a lot of extra runs to chase. Cricket is very much a game of skill but I think it is often overlooked how much it is also a game of tactics.
Obviously it would be a bad idea to bring somebody like Graham Manou in as a specialist captain. But I think Bailey can probably get away with it.