George Bailey: Ashes defeat has no impact on England v Australia Twenty20 series

Last Updated: 28/08/13 2:35pm

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George Bailey is confident a change of format will spark an upturn in fortunes for Australia on their tour of England.

Beaten 3-0 in the Ashes series, Bailey takes over from Michael Clarke as Australia's captain for two Twenty20 internationals, the first in Southampton on Thursday.

The personnel on duty at the Ageas Bowl will be very different to the final Ashes Test at The Oval, with Stuart Broad leading a much-altered England.

Bailey said: "Both sides have got enough changes that there won't be much residue from the Ashes.

"It doesn't matter whether it's a Test match or Twenty20; Australia versus England, it's pretty important to win and there is a bit of pride involved.

"What happens in Test matches has very little bearing on the one-day and T20 games.

"There are not many T20 sides that are remotely close to their Test side, they are so far removed."

England and Australia have contested six completed T20 internationals with each country winning three times. Most recently they split a two-match series in Australia in 2011.

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