Tim Paine Back for TAS at the SCG This Week Before India Test Series

Tim Paine sweeping wearing the helmet, whites, Compression skin tights, kookaburra bat

Australian test skipper Tim Paine returns

to Start his Australian home summer this week from Monday Nov 5 at the world famous SCG. Paine Will wicket keep for TAS and not be captain as that is left to George Bailey so Paine can build on a very fine performance in UAE as captain. Despite a tough tour Paine is very fit and back for TAS as keeper. Matthew Wade will likely play as a batsman only for the next 4 weeks before Paine heads into the Adelaide Test match

The match at the SCG is sadly likely to be dominated by rain as the forecasts predict rain on Wednesday and Thursday (days 3 and 4) of the first class match.

Australian and NSW off spinner Nathan Lyon will be a interesting battle against Paine. Several other players are in the Australian ODI side playing South Africa. Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.

Tim Paine Australian Test Skipper. Will be Tasmanian wicket keeper this week at SCG

Tim Paine, Steve Smith Selfies or Photos with Australian Cricket Legends

Tim Paine Australian Captain, Steve Smith former Australian Captain.


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Tim Paine Rested After Arriving Home from UAE Test Series

Tim Paine Australian wicket keeper, batting, Test Captain. The First wicket keeper to wear compression skin tights while wicket keeping in test cricket.

Australian test skipper Tim Paine will be rested from Tasmania’s Sheffield Shield match starting this afternoon in Perth at the WACA. Paine arrived home after the test series in the UAE against Pakistan which Australia lost 1-0 in extreme conditions.

Paine will be resting in Hobart this week spending time at home and will be assessed physically and mentally before he is allowed to play the match at the SCG against NSW in the first week of November.

UAE was a very testing tour for young skipper Tim Paine who skippered Australia for the first time since David Warner and Steve Smith suspensions from the South Africa test tour in March. The ball tampering incident and then the extreme conditions in UAE have had a collective toll on Paine. A very reliable and understanding captain Paine has enjoyed some public support for his new role as test skipper.

It’s not easy wicket keeping, captaining, setting fields then batting for long periods in testing foreign conditions. A long with assisting young batters and bowlers on their first test tours. Paine with Mitch Marsh and Travis Head we’re tested.

Paine is expected to be assessed by medical staff again next week to see when the Australian skipper returns. The build up to his first summer as Australian test captain has begun. The Adelaide 1st Test from December 6 will be a great moment for Paine and his team.

Tim Paine Australian Test Skipper and Character

Tim Paine a man who most forgot apart from the person who started this website! We backed him in a real man Tim who knows his cricket! A fine respectful person who can restore respect and true values in the proud baggygreen.

Tim Paine dressed in the Australian captain blazer in Dubai on October 7 2018 wearing Australian Test shirt 414, Baggygreen Cap, Australian White pants and black skin tights (under his white pants)

It’s sad that even a former player such as Ed Cowan who in my view should be more supportive at least publicly of Paine.

I always felt Paine had the ability to be a leader and Test captain and it’s no easy task leading as a Wicket keeper but Paine does it remarkably well.

Often communicating with his bowlers between overs moving up to the stumps or even changing helmets or hats. All at the same time. Having time to adjust his field.

Paine below on our Insta page “Tim Paine Cricket”.

Australian cricket needs characters and real people. Tim Paine is exactly that andhe encourages others like Adam Zampa to be the same. Zampa has applied his own trademark of being a vegan in the Australian sporting landscape. It’s not easy being a leg spinner with budgysmugglers and headbands on but that’s Zampa and the way he best expresses himself as anyone should.

More to Come

Tim Paine Leading Doing His Best – Australian Cricket Surroundings

For any professional athlete they must be surrounded by people who are subject matter experts. Businesses do not hire people who don’t understand the basic needs of their industry.

Australian wicket keeper Tim Paine doing his best in trying conditions of UAE. Australia facing Pakistan in 2 Test Series October 2018

Australian captain Tim Paine needs to have

support from those around him. Justin Langer is also the new head coach and being accompanied on tour by a rookie media man who has never been around cricket before as an alarming development and one of concern.

Cricket Australia need to find the right people to support a young Australian team trying to find its feet. Langer is highly professional and the smartest of cricket brains he expects those around him in the support environment to understand these basics. These things affect the chemistry of the team long before batting or bowling averages are even examined it’s about getting the right mix of people on tour.

Malcom Conn should be the media communications manger a senior writer in the sport for over 30 years. Tim Paine and the team deserve better for Australian summer and 2019 World Cup and Ashes tour.

The disappointing thing is now Australia have to bat for 2 days with 8 wickets remaining and have people around them who don’t understand the team environment of test cricket.

Tim Paine Leads Australia in 2nd Test with Pakistan – Nathan Lyon Stars

Tim Paine Australian Test Captain, 46th Australian captain, first from Hobart Tasmania. Wearing keeping pads, gloves, skin tights, Australian player 414. Baggy Green. Australia vs Pakistan 2018 in UAE

The Australian test skipper Tim Paine lost the coin toss on the opening day of the 2nd Test with Pakistan at Abu Dhabi but it didn’t matter as Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets in the space of an over!

Pakistan at one stage were 5/50! An interesting moment in the series after Australia battled so well in extreme conditions in Dubai 1st test only last week.

With temperatures expected to be in the mid to high 40s on the pitch all test match in Abu Dhabi Tim Paine and his team will be looking to bat well and resume at 2/40 on the 2nd day. Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Paine all again have a big opportunity to set up a lead and give Australian bowlers Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc and Nathan Lyon to win the test and series 1/0.

It’s a key time for Australia playing in Asia ahead of the home summer with India and Sri Lanka Test Series.

Tim Paine Career Timeline – Key Matches To Date

Below is a time line of Key Matches of Tim Paine’s Career By Dan Stapleton

First class Debut vs South Australia Hobart, December 12 to December 15 2005. Scored 17 in 2nd innings.

Highest first class Score 215 vs Western Australia WACA October 2006 (opening the batting)

ODI Debut vs Scotland Edinburg August 28 2009 scored 29 batting no 7 and 1 catch

International T20 Debut vs England Manchester August 30 2009 (Match No Result Tim did not bat)

2009 Champions Trophy (ODIs) In South Africa September 26 to October 5 2009 (Paine and Australia beat NZ in the final)

2009 One Day Tour of India October 2009 (2 Matches highest score 50)

2010 Home One Day Series vs West Indies ( 2 Matches )

2010 One Day Tour of England and Ireland June to July 2010 ( 6 Matches highest 81 vs Ireland)

2010 Test Matches vs Pakistan ( Test Debut at Lords July 13 to July 16) and 2nd Test Leeds (both vs Pakistan)

2010 Test Matches vs India October 2010 (2 tests highest score of 92 at Mohali 1 October 2010)

2010 All Stars vs Australia Team T20 Match at Gabba November 2010 Paine breaks finger batting

2011 50 Over World Cup in India, Sri Lanka ( part of Squad did not play with injury)

2012 Hobart Hurricanes Debut In Big Bash League (BBL 02) Debut Match 9 December 2012 vs Brisbane Heat Gabba

2013 Feb 2013 Australia A vs England A in Sydney and Hobart One Day Matches

2013 Australia A Tour of South Africa June July 2013

2013 November 2013 Australia A Tour Match vs England Hobart

2014 Feb 2014 Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth BBL04 Final WACA Perth Win

2017 February 2017 T20 Series vs Sri Lanka MCG Return T20 Match ( 3 Match series)

2017 September 2017 World vs Pakistan In Lahore 3 Matches

2017 October T20 Tour of India 3 Matches

2017 November 2017 Ashes Test Debut and Home Test Debut at Gabba November 23 2017

2018 January 2018 SCG Pink Ashes Test Debut ( Australia win series 4-0 Paine 26 dismissals 25 catches 1 stumping)img_0340img_0338img_73392018 April 1 Tim Paine Captains his 1st Test Match in Johannesburg South Africa, following the suspension of Steve Smith and David Warner. Paine fractures his thumb wicket keeping but scores 60 in a fighting test innings.

2018 October 7 Dubai UAE Tim Paine captains his 1st full test tour starting with test match in Dubai. Scores 61 not out saving Australia in a great innings by an Australian Test Captain. Marking his new era.Tim Paine dressed in the Australian captain blazer in Dubai on October 7 2018 wearing Australian Test shirt 414, Baggygreen Cap, Australian White pants and black skin tights (under his white pants)

Tim Paine Bats And Bats Tough Kid – Can Lead As Australia and Pakistan Draw.

Australian skipper Tim Paine batted and batted for Australia on Day 5. The boy from Hobart nick named the kid batted for over 3 hours for 61 not out, from the number 7 spot . After3 days of wicket keeping in extreme Dubai heat.

Paine is a very gutsy player. Got the job done. A very determined man Paine battled hard in the spinning conditions.

The 2nd Test in UAE starts next Tuesday October 16. With the winner taking the 2 test series 1-0 after the draw in the Dubai series opener.

Understanding, Establishing a New Era Takes Time

Comment Australia has many new factors in its corner long before we look at Day 3. People need to remember that

  • Australia have 4 players on this tour for the first time
  • 3 players, all fine batsmen on debut
  • Tim Paine first tour as Test captain
  • Justin Langer New Australian coach
  • Good things take time.
  • Australia face challenges good experience.
  • Building for the long term
  • Understanding players are people.

Tim Paine is a great leader and will excel but things take time people need to remember that. Australia struggle in Asia have for a very long time. Things will improve give people time.

Australia Battle Hard on Flat Wicket – Come to Life in Final Session Of 1st Test

Tim Paine’s Australian Test Team took 3 wickets in the final session of the opening Days play of the Dubai Test against Pakistan.

A inspired spell from Peter Siddle and Mitch Starc helped off spinner Nathan Lyon get the opening wicket of the test match with a sharp catch to wicket keeper Paine.

Tim Paine wearing Test blazer No 46 as Australian test captain. Australian baggy green and compression skin tights under his whites while wicket keeping on Day 1 Dubai Test vs Pakistan October 7 2018
Tim Paine in his Australian Test Blazer

It was a tough opening session for Australia after Pakistan won the toss and bowled. It was 45 plusOn the field as Australia searched for the opening wicket.

Australian fast bowlers Mitch Starc and PeterSiddle battled away. Bowling short spells of 3 or 4Overs before Off spinner Nathan Lyon was Introduced in the first 40 minutes of play.

Aussie skipper Tim Paine had lots on his mind. Often changing the players around in the extreme conditions. The tough task testing Paine but hedid very well.

Wearing sunblock would often ask his bowlers how they felt and what fields theywanted. A smart man Paine was keeping in his trademark compression skin’s  tights (under his white Australian pants) to protect his hips which have had surgery over the years.

Putting aside from finger injuries to lead the team.

Perhaps more drink breaks will be called on Day 2. As the testing conditions continue. Expect Siddle, Starc and Lyon to hold the keys on the 2nd day in Dubai.

Tim Paine Leads Australia In Opening Test in Dubai New Era

Tim Paine today leads Australia into battle with Pakistan in the first test in Dubai. The match will be a new look Australia team with Paine skipper for the first time.

The match marks Travis Head, Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschargne Test debuts along with the return of Aussie quick Peter Siddle who debuted for Australia in 2008vs India and his 1st Test since 2016.

Tim Paine becomes the 46th Australian Test captain the first from Hobart Tasmania.

Toss to come soon.

Tim Paine Leads Australia into 1st Test with Pakistan Following Strong Preparation

Australia have been in Dubai for 2 weeks now preparing for the opening test of the 2 test series with Pakistan

Australia have trained in Brisbane and Dubai

The opening test match starts on Sunday at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Mitch Marsh, Travis Head and Shaun Marsh 150, 90 not out and 94 respectively in the warm up game with Pakistan A at the ICC Academy.

Skipper Tim Paine took 6 catches and a stumping

In the match and was not required to bat.

It will be a testing series in UAE as the conditions reached 45 degrees plus each day. Testing players

Fitness and mental strength. Coach Justin Langer has his team well prepared for a tough test series.

Travis Head and Aaron Finch along with fast bowler Michael Neser are expected to debut in Dubai.

Australia Face Pakistan A In Tour Match in Dubai

Tim Paine Leads Australia for his first tour in charge from 4pm AEST today when Australia play Pakistan A in a 4 day warm up in Dubai at the ICC Academy Ground.

Tim Paine Australian Test Captain for the Australian summer and perhaps long term

Tim Paine

Paine and Australia will face tough conditions in the test series with temperatures expected above 43 degrees every day of the 10 day test series in October and expect 2 full day 5 test matches on flat spinning wickets that will suit Pakistan.

Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Travis Head will be looking to make the most of the tour match this week ahead of the 1st test match in Dubai in 8 days time – Sunday October 7. It’s a challenging yet exciting time as Australia looks to establish itself under the leadership of Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh this tour.

Without former captain Steve Smith and Vice Captain David Warner it’s a very interesting time for Paine and new coach Justin Langer to take charge of the Australian team.

Australian opener Matthew Renshaw is looking to find himself at test level again after being over looked last summer but with the ban to Cameron Bancroft Renshaw has a chance for a long summer period in the Australian side.

This tour is a big chance for Australian off spin great Nathan Lyon to establish himself further in the test team along with leading pacemen Mitch Starc who will lead the attack without Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood both unable to make the tour.

The Test tour of UAE is live on Fox Cricket channel 501 on Foxtel love each day from 5pm AEST. October 7 1st Test starts

Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh Australian Leadership Team for Pakistan Test Series in UAE

Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh will lead Australia as captain and vice captain in the UAE for the 2 Test series with Pakistan from October 7.

Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh Australia leadership team. Tim Paine will Wear Skins in the 2 Test series while keeping in the heat of the UAE
Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh

Fast bowler and Co vice captain Josh Hazlewood will miss the test series recovering from injury.

Paine and Marsh will look to use there close friendship and combine leadership skills as 2 experienced

Players as Australia plays without Steve Smith and David Warner for 8 tests over the next 6 months.

More to come.

Australia in UAE to Play Pakistan in 2 Test Series from October 7

Australia have arrived in Dubai for 2 and half weeks lead into the first test from Sunday October 7. Skipper Tim Paine leads the Australian side for his first full test tour in charge having taken over the captaincy for one test match 6 months ago in South Africa when Australia played without Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Paine will also be without fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood as they rest at home ahead of the home summer with a big 4 test series with India from December.

Tim Paine batting SCG nets. Australian Test Captain for October Tour of UAE Test Series with Pakistan
Tim Paine Leading Australia for the first Team in a Tes

fWith the heat in Dubai expected to reach over 42 degrees every day of the short 2 test series Tim Paine has indicated that he will manage his first bowlers in short spells to combat the tough conditions. UAE is a very tough tour to play but October is one of the hottest months making it important on Mitch Starc as the leader of the attack to be on top of his game.

Paine will also look to off spinner and Nathan Lyon to lead the spin attack which may also see left arm spinnner Jon Holland play 1 or both tests in the likely spinning but flat batting wickets.

Australia last toured UAE in 2014 losing the series 2-0 but expect Paine and new coach Justin Langer to well prepared. A problem last tour was lack of drink breaks and this issue is likely to be addressed before the opening test. Paine will shake hands with the Pakistan team if they agree but also expect a few more stops in play when the temps rich the high 40s. A lot to consider for Tim and his team but the experience players will stand up. Give the team support and understanding this tour and over the home summer.

Tim Paine leads Australia into the opening test of the Summer with a Test Series in UAE

Fox Cricket Channel 501 will have the October Test Series and T20 matches live. Tests start at 5pm AEST each day from October 7

Tim Paine Set to Lead His First Test Tour Under Justin Langer in UAE in October

Australian Test Skipper Tim Paine is set to lead Australia for his first full test series in a short but very testing 2 Test series with Pakistan in UAE.

It’s a very exciting time for Paine and Australian coach Justin Langer 2 wonderful people who have inspired this writer for years it’s just such a shame that off field administration problems have caused for these 2.

On the field Cricket is in a very good shape despite Steve Smith, David Warner being suspended for 12 months it’s an incredible over reaction from Cricket Australia and now Paine and Langer plus the bowlers of Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood who make up most of the experience in a young squad must build over the summer at home. Cummins and Hazlewood are both injury hit and will unlikely play until late October.

A young quick like Jhye Richardson must continue to lift as CA struggles with its off field leadership which must support its players more. Langer is currently working 7 days per week trying to establish his best stamp in Australian crickets most testing times. Cricket Australia is struggling for leadership under James Sutherland and its extremely wrong for people to suggest that it is ok for Australian players because they are well paid it is a sad spot currently.

Mitch Marsh is likely to be Vice Captain and Aaron Finch set to least make the tour as a Test player for the first time. Experienced Peter Siddle who debuted in 2008 is also likely to tour as a valued player of experience to help skipper Tim Paine.

We look to the tour and what excitement it brings.

Every ball will be on Fox Cricket on Foxtel.

Cricket Characters In Review Adam Zampa Leg Spinner with Character Famous Vegan

Adam Zampa is perhaps the best well known leg spinner in Australia currently. Until recently a main stay of Australian sides from 2016 until 2018. Zampa plays in many T20 comps around the world the CPL in the West Indies with Jamaica and in the English T20 Comp with Essex.

Zampa is a real character in a time when Australian cricket is searching for its next heros. Adam is a vegan and often posts on his social media channels where he has found Vegan food places that he eats at. Also a famous player for his hair styles having copied off what we think is his idol Tim Paine (both look similar with the blonde hair at times).

Zampa also known to wear budgysmuggler (Aussie swimwear) at the beach and when playing cricket. Just like his famous ball towel that he carries in his playing pants. Also often wears sweat bands like Tim Paine does.

Adam Zampa Australian leg spinner, headband, wristband, Ball towel, budgysmuggler (multicoloured brand). Character of Australian Cricket. Skill, Style, Balance, charm.