Australian test skipper Tim Paine returns
to Start his Australian home summer this week from Monday Nov 5 at the world famous SCG. Paine Will wicket keep for TAS and not be captain as that is left to George Bailey so Paine can build on a very fine performance in UAE as captain. Despite a tough tour Paine is very fit and back for TAS as keeper. Matthew Wade will likely play as a batsman only for the next 4 weeks before Paine heads into the Adelaide Test match
The match at the SCG is sadly likely to be dominated by rain as the forecasts predict rain on Wednesday and Thursday (days 3 and 4) of the first class match.
Australian and NSW off spinner Nathan Lyon will be a interesting battle against Paine. Several other players are in the Australian ODI side playing South Africa. Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.