By Dan Stapleton
Tim Paine has just completed a fine performance leading Australia young team in Adelaide against a near full strength England Test Team. Paine has only played a hand full of first class matches in recent seasons with Tasmania but that didn’t matter in Adelaide as he lead from the front with an outstanding 50 in the first innings Paine reached 52 his highest first class score in 2 seasons. Outstanding wicket keeping.
Above Tim Paine at the toss in Adelaide on Wednesday November 8
Paine after the match praised his young side which included Dan Fallins from NSW who collect 5 wickets in the first innings an impressive young leg spinner.
Given the uncertainty of the Australian wicket keeper role it seems a good time for Paine to join Alex Carey and Peter Nevill in with the top choices to replace the struggling and out of form Matthew Wade who has not scored many runs in recent times.
The 2nd first class match with the same squad of Australia players takes place in Townsville from this Wednesday November 15 Paine again looks likely to lead the CA XI unless recalled by Tasmania which will take place on Monday morning.