Australia face the ultimate Test Match challenge of touring South Africa for a very challenging 4 Match Test series begins on March 1st and the ever reliable Tim Paine has again been selected as the Test Keeper. Paine was exceptional during Australia’s recent home Ashes series an incredible performance under extreme pressure by Tim Paine scoring a timely 57 in the Adelaide test (photos by Dan Stapleton below on Day 2 of the Adelaide Day Night Pink Test)
Paine’s experience with gloves and batting will be vital in South Africa as Paine looks to continue his fine Test career to date Averaging 40 over his 9 Test career date Paine is establishing himself as a very fine player always contributing runs to the team cause. Paine like his keeping coach in Australian team Brad Haddin was a very driven Cricketer Paine displays these same qualities and lifts whenever selected for Australia a highly inspirational character. Paine will excel in South Africa with the wickets often hard and quick paced like Australia.