Tim Paine to Lead CA XI vs England at Adelaide Oval from Wednesday

By Dan Stapleton

One of Australian’s favourite Cricketers amongst his peers Tim Paine will lead a young Australian team made up of young players from each state including the highly rate Matt Short from Victoria.

Paine has previously captained Australia A to Zimbabwe in 2011 and been to England and South Africa on Australia A tours as well as 4 tests in 2010 in England and India. Wednesday’s match is a day night match in which will be England’s first true test after a short 2 day match which has just ended in a draw in Perth.

Troy Cooley the former Australian bowling coach will coach the CAXI in 2 matches one in Adelaide and the following in Townsville as North QLD gets a taste of top class Cricket. Paine is the only senior player and keeper in the squad along with NSW paceman Gurinder Sandhu. NSW batsmen Ryan Gibson also features in the Team. Paine will have to rely on his experience to lead a young but impressive team.

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