Bailey happy to have selection headache in end stages of T20 WC

Colombo, Oct 2(ANI): Captain George Bailey has admitted that Australia is in a happy position, with several players exhibiting good form in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup.

The inspired recall of spinner Xavier Doherty has created a selection headache for Australia as they prepare for their final Super Eight match against Pakistan on Tuesday in Colombo.

Doherty was plucked from the bench for his first game in almost a month and grasped 3-20 from four overs after opening the bowling against South Africa in his comeback game.

"In terms of his [Doherty's] role and how he came in he was outstanding. That's Xavier a little bit. He was disappointed not to be part of this group and to be playing the T20s in Dubai as well, but he keeps that disappointment inside," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Bailey, as saying.

"It's a good problem to have. We'll certainly look at our opposition and what's coming up and how they play certain bowlers. It's a good problem to have when so many guys are in good form. The four guys that we are going to be leaving out of our team, I'd be happy to slot in any day of the week," he added.

"I still get the feeling that Brad Hogg's a wicket-taker, particularly through those middle overs, that's such a key," he said.

Bailey further said: "The best way to bring a run rate down is to take a wicket and you always feel like he's in the game for a wicket, so I think we'll certainly stick with Hoggy."

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