County news April 15, 2015

Bailey heads to Hove

ESPNcricinfo staff

George Bailey has the delights of Brighton ahead © Getty Images

Sussex have announced that Australia's George Bailey will be their overseas player for the second half of this season's NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

Sussex's professional cricket manager Mark Robinson said, "The whole club is really excited at the prospect of George joining us. He is obviously a fantastic one-day player and is also a World Cup winner and international captain which will only add to our dressing room."

He will be available for the final seven NatWest T20 Blast matches and Sussex's Royal London One-Day Cup games, taking over from Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene who will be with the Sharks for the first seven games.

Bailey said: "I'm delighted that I will be heading to Hove to represent Sussex this English summer. I really enjoyed my time in the county game in 2013 with Hampshire and I am looking forward to testing myself once more in one of the toughest domestic cricket environments.

"I have heard excellent things about the set-up at Sussex and we have a really exciting squad that I believe can mount title challenges in all formats in 2015."