Tim Paine Australia’s Test Skipper after Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been banned for 12 months, bans far to harsh but not Paines’s doing he now finds himself captain and on current form could be for some time.
Warner and Smith 2 fine people and good guys find themselves in a challenging spot. Finding their feet after long bans would test anyone. Tim Paine has been a great leader for a long time and someone Justin Langer has describes as very reliable and tough. Many finger operations and hip operations Paine is one who never gave up. A very loyal man Paine is a very fair person on his team mates will do the right thing by them.
He’s the natural leader and like new coach Justin Langer will support any players particularly Steve Smith and Warner who have been good help to him since his test return in November last year for the home Ashes series.
Paine will lead a young side to England in June assisted by Vice Captain Aaron Finch and off spinner Nathan Lyon. Pat Cummins and Mitch Starc being rested for UAE Test Tour in October.