Bailey, who is currently captaining Australia in the seven-match one-day series, plundered 318 runs in ten days, including his 98 from 94 balls on Wednesday, which was his third half-century in four matches.
According to News.com.au, Victorian coach Greg Shipperd said that Test selectors could no longer ignore Bailey as he is has the first dibs to clinch a Baggy Green debut in the first Test against England at the Gabba, adding that half the battle for a player revolves around his decisions, confidence and comfort in a game.
The former Western Australia and Tasmania batsman, who scored 6806 first-class runs at 42.27 from 1977-91, further said that Bailey is capable of fulfilling a role at No.6 for Australia for some time given the way his game is progressing, even though it was always a challenge at the next level.
Shipperd also said that Bailey's first-class average of 38.29 from 96 games with 14 centuries does not do justice to his ability, adding that Bailey has 'oodles of skills and talent' and a sound temperament, understands leadership, fits in a dressing room and is an engaging team player.
--ANI (Posted on 26-10-2013)