In the toughest times Steve Waugh was often at the battle front as was Allan Border so often for Australia. Tim Paine has always been the man Australia needed and now he has his chance to stand in very challenging period for Australian Cricket.
Steve Smith will this week be removed from the Australian captaincy and has a one match ban. Tim Paine, the tough Australian from Hobart with baby face looks stood up when Australia needed him all summer Paine battled England and South Africa, holding his team mates when needed. Helping them in the field.
In Cape Town on Day 4 Tim Paine lead Australia on to the field with Steve Smith and David Warner on the field at the same time. This takes guts and determination to be able to lead his fellow players on a mornings notice when told before play on Day 4.
Tim Paine is already Australia s 46th Test skipper replacing Smith a man he made his test debut with at Lords in July 2010.
Tim Paine On the SCG after 5th Ashes Test happier times but Paine is the man to Lead.
Australia Needs a strong character and Tim has that being a natural leader since Australia Under 19s Paine was captain of the 2003 World Cup side. Has Lead Australia on Australia A tours in 2011 and 2012 to Africa and England.
Paine now has the chance to be the skipper for Next Australian summer and the 2019 England Ashes Tour.
A cool, relaxed natural leader the most appropriate person to lead Australia long term.
No matter who the coach is, Paine is what Australia needs. Steve Smith and David Warner will both return to the test side as players and with the nation watching in Paine they trust.
I urge People to support Tim and the team this week and beyond.