Bailey dropped for South African tour

TASMANIAN captain George Bailey has been dropped for Australia's upcoming Test tour of South Africa.

Bailey's axing comes off the back of a substandard Ashes series, where he scored just 183 runs in the five match series.

Bailey could be replaced by fellow NTCA graduate Alex Doolan, who has been named in his first Test squad, with Tigers paceman Jackson Bird being recalled after recovering from the back injury that forced him home from the Ashes series in the winter.

All-rounder James Faulkner has also been selected.

Meanwhile, Bailey (captain) and Faulkner have been named in Australia's T20 squad to play England in the three match series that follows the current one day international series.

Spinner Xavier Doherty was overlooked.

TEST SQUAD v SOUTH AFRICA

Michael Clarke(c) - NSW

Brad Haddin (vc) - NSW

Jackson Bird - TAS

Alex Doolan - TAS

James Faulkner - TAS

Ryan Harris - QLD

Mitchell Johnson - WA

Shaun Marsh - WA

Nathan Lyon - NSW

James Pattinson - VIC

Chris Rogers - VIC

Peter Siddle - VIC

Steve Smith - NSW

David Warner - NSW

Shane Watson - NSW

T20 squad v England 

George Bailey (c) - Hobart Hurricanes

Aaron Finch (vc) - Melbourne Renegades

Dan Christian - Brisbane Heat

Nathan Coulter-Nile - Perth Scorchers

Ben Cutting - Brisbane Heat

James Faulkner - Melbourne Stars

Josh Hazelwood - Sydney Sixers

Moises Henriques - Sydney Sixers

Glenn Maxwell - Melbourne Stars

James Muirhead - Melbourne Stars

Chris Lynn - Brisbane Heat

Mitchell Starc - Sydney Sixers

Matthew Wade - Melbourne Stars

Cameron White - Melbourne Stars

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