Tim Paine And Australian Team Ready for Boxing Day Epic Clash

Expect the Australian team to be very excited as Test skipper Tim Paine arrives in Melbourne for the first day of preparation very excited by what is ahead. Australia and India 1 test each it is a vital 3 days of preparation from today Sunday Dec 23 Australia train at the MCG this afternoon.

Tim Paine Australian Skipper

On Christmas Eve Australia again train at the MCG with coach Justin Langer to chat with media and consider who to pick in the line up.

  • Points to consider for Langer and the selections are Aaron Finch finger injury.
  • Peter Handscomb or Mitch Marsh to be in the middle order.
  • Mitch Marsh is yet to play a home Test Match this summer
  • Tim Paine leads for the first time on Boxing Day
  • Tim Paine plays his 2nd Boxing Day Test after debuting last year in the Ashes Test.
  • 17 test matches for 34 year old Tim Paine
  • The MCG Test Wicket is expected to be a fair but spicy wicket given the disappointing wicket that was produced in 2017 in the Ashes batting marathon Ashes Test.

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