Bailey to lead Australia PM's XI against South Africa
The 36-year-old said he was excited to be handed the captaincy after playing in the PM's XI on several occasions.
The 36-year-old, who has previously led Australia in both ODI and T20 matches, said he was excited to be handed the captaincy after playing in the PM's XI on several occasions.
"Over the years, the match has provided an opportunity for some of Australia’s best-emerging players to test their skills against a quality international side, and I'm sure this year will be no different," he said.
The PM's XI clash at Manuka Oval on 31 October will be South Africa's first match in Australia since this year's infamous ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town that sent shock waves through Australian cricket.
South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was also found guilty of ball-tampering during the Test tour of Australia in 2016.