George Bailey batting stance vs Victoria: Watch Tasmania batsman adopts unusual batting technique in Sheffield Shield

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 31/10/2019

George Bailey batting stance vs Victoria: The Tasmanian batsman continued his experimentation with his batting stance.

During the first day of the seventh match of the ongoing season of the Sheffield Shield between Tasmania and Victoria in Hobart, veteran Tasmania batsman George Bailey was seen batting in an unusual batting stance against Victoria fast bowler Chris Tremain.

In the 25th over of the Tasmanian innings, Bailey almost showed his back to the bowler who was running in to bowl. It was at the last moment that Bailey took an orthodox batting position to eventually pull a short delivery from Tremain.

It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time that Bailey has experimented with his batting stance. The 37-year old batsman has attempted similar batting techniques in international cricket as well.

After Tasmania captain Matthew Wade won the toss and put the visitors in to bat, Victoria were bundled out for 127 in 41.5 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 19th over, batsman Nic Maddinson top-scored for Victoria with 69 (68) with the help of five fours and six sixes.

Having picked three wickets each, Alex Pycroft and Jackson Bird were the pick of the bowlers for the hosts.

Bailey, who came in to bat at No. 5 in the 15th over, ended up scoring 41 (67) with the help of six fours before getting caught and bowled off Victoria spinner Jon Holland.

At the time of writing this article, Tasmania trail by a meagre 22 runs. With Wade batting in the middle, the home team would be hoping for the skipper to gain a significant lead in the first innings. With three more days left in the day, expect a clear result in this match.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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