Bailey of course wouldn’t become captain No.24; he is Australia’s 21st ODI skipper and has led Australia 29 times in the 50-over format. The 34-year-old also isn’t currently in the squad for the New Zealand tour, having lost his spot
along with Finch for the five-match series against Pakistan. But coach Darren Lehmann insisted at the time of Bailey’s omission that his international career wasn’t over. And the Tasmanian has some experience in getting a captaincy call from the blue, having made his international debut as skipper of Australia’s T20 side in 2012. Another outside shot.