Australian Wicket Keeper Tim Paine has been simply exceptional for Steve Smith’s Australian Team his maturity with the gloves and coolness under pressure has been keys to Australia’s success since Paine’s return Australia are undefeated in 6 tests matches, 5 wins and 1 draw in Melbourne during Boxing Day Test. Paine has taken 32 catches and 1 stumping in since his test return last November a great return to test cricket given he had not played a test match for 7 years.
A week of spice will no doubt ensure all the Australian players are keen to build on the opening test win. David Warner, Steve Smith both fine leaders will have learnt some interesting facts this week but both are fine players and good people just like Paine experience and life experiences in and around Cricket will no doubt spout on Australia and the Aussies enjoy putting pressure on the opposition all in fair ways.
A win in the 2nd test will see Australia go a long way to winning the 4 test series at 2-0 up.
All starts tomorrow night.