SYDNEY - George Bailey is looking to overcome the dual obstacles of a poor Sheffield Shield season and an indifferent record at the Gabba, to take a place in Australia's Ashes top six after a glowing assessment of his qualities by the national selector, John Inverarity. There appears to be little need for Bailey to rush home from the current ODI tour of India either, as Inverarity said the coming rounds would not overly distract the selectors from a Test squad they appear largely settled on. The composure, poise and leadership demonstrated by Bailey across his limited-overs career to date, most recently on the subcontinent where he has shepherded an understrength touring team to a 2-1 series lead with two matches remaining, is serving him well to cover holes in his domestic CV.–Agencies