Cricket World Cup 2015, Australia win, George Bailey on Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson

He may have only played one match in the whole tournament but George Bailey still made two key contributions to Australia’s glorious 2015 World Cup campaign.

The first unleashed the man who would be Australia’s top run-scorer for the tournament. The second found a new way to use Australia’s most frightening fast bowler.

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It was George Bailey’s idea for Steve Smith to bat at No.3.Source: News Corp Australia

While Bailey found himself outside of Australia’s best XI for almost the entirety of the World Cup, he was a key figure throughout the build-up, captaining the side regularly in the absence of the injured Michael Clarke.

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