Bailey’s an intelligent player: Dhoni
Sydney, Jan 31: The first T20I between Australia and India gives the downcast visitors an opportunity to get their dismal campaign Down Under back on track. The battle at Sydney’s Stadium Australia will pit India skipper MS Dhoni against George Bailey, Australia T20I captain on debut.
Having shared winning moments with Bailey in the Chennai Super Kings outfit in the past, Dhoni believes he is the right choice to lead the Aussies in the shortest format of the game.
“He’s an interesting character; he plays good cricket. He's someone who can play his strokes. He's very intelligent and understands the game well. He's a really good character to have," Dhoni said about his counterpart.
As the reinvigorated visitors get ready to take on the Aussie juggernaut, Dhoni felt it would be a good contest between India’s youngsters and veteran left-arm spinner Brad Hogg after the 40-year-old’s recall to Australia’s T20 squad.
“Brad’s an experienced guy and we have seen [that] spinners are wily; the more they age the better they get.
“He’s also someone who has done well in the local T20s over here so it’ll be a nice contest between the youngsters and him.”