Tim Paine plays his 10th Test Match this week for Australia at Kingsmead and his first test match tour since October 2010 tour of India.
Paine’s experience will prove vital at 33 years young (doesn’t age) a very level headed experienced keeper who can handle with keeping for hours in hot conditions against a very strong South African Batting side featuring AB Devillers and opposite Wicket Keeper Quinton De Kock it will be a very testing series for Steve Smith’s Australian side but after winning the previous Tour of South Africa in 2014 in which Smith and Vice Captain David Warner played gives Australia high hopes of a repeat in a series one test longer than the 2014 series which had only 3 tests.
Australian bowling attack of Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood is the best in the world at present quick and all match winners along with spinner Nathan Lyon exceptional match winners and throw in Mitch Marsh recent wickets in key matches in Shield Cricket and on this tour all looks strong for Australia.
Expect Paine to be the difference in some areas and Cause SA a World of Paine.
Photo and Article by Dan Stapleton