Understanding, Establishing a New Era Takes Time

Comment Australia has many new factors in its corner long before we look at Day 3. People need to remember that

  • Australia have 4 players on this tour for the first time
  • 3 players, all fine batsmen on debut
  • Tim Paine first tour as Test captain
  • Justin Langer New Australian coach
  • Good things take time.
  • Australia face challenges good experience.
  • Building for the long term
  • Understanding players are people.

Tim Paine is a great leader and will excel but things take time people need to remember that. Australia struggle in Asia have for a very long time. Things will improve give people time.

Australia Battle Hard on Flat Wicket – Come to Life in Final Session Of 1st Test

Tim Paine’s Australian Test Team took 3 wickets in the final session of the opening Days play of the Dubai Test against Pakistan.

A inspired spell from Peter Siddle and Mitch Starc helped off spinner Nathan Lyon get the opening wicket of the test match with a sharp catch to wicket keeper Paine.

Tim Paine wearing Test blazer No 46 as Australian test captain. Australian baggy green and compression skin tights under his whites while wicket keeping on Day 1 Dubai Test vs Pakistan October 7 2018
Tim Paine in his Australian Test Blazer

It was a tough opening session for Australia after Pakistan won the toss and bowled. It was 45 plusOn the field as Australia searched for the opening wicket.

Australian fast bowlers Mitch Starc and PeterSiddle battled away. Bowling short spells of 3 or 4Overs before Off spinner Nathan Lyon was Introduced in the first 40 minutes of play.

Aussie skipper Tim Paine had lots on his mind. Often changing the players around in the extreme conditions. The tough task testing Paine but hedid very well.

Wearing sunblock would often ask his bowlers how they felt and what fields theywanted. A smart man Paine was keeping in his trademark compression skin’s  tights (under his white Australian pants) to protect his hips which have had surgery over the years.

Putting aside from finger injuries to lead the team.

Perhaps more drink breaks will be called on Day 2. As the testing conditions continue. Expect Siddle, Starc and Lyon to hold the keys on the 2nd day in Dubai.

Tim Paine Leads Australia In Opening Test in Dubai New Era

Tim Paine today leads Australia into battle with Pakistan in the first test in Dubai. The match will be a new look Australia team with Paine skipper for the first time.

The match marks Travis Head, Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschargne Test debuts along with the return of Aussie quick Peter Siddle who debuted for Australia in 2008vs India and his 1st Test since 2016.

Tim Paine becomes the 46th Australian Test captain the first from Hobart Tasmania.

Toss to come soon.

Tim Paine Leads Australia into 1st Test with Pakistan Following Strong Preparation

Australia have been in Dubai for 2 weeks now preparing for the opening test of the 2 test series with Pakistan

Australia have trained in Brisbane and Dubai

The opening test match starts on Sunday at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Mitch Marsh, Travis Head and Shaun Marsh 150, 90 not out and 94 respectively in the warm up game with Pakistan A at the ICC Academy.

Skipper Tim Paine took 6 catches and a stumping

In the match and was not required to bat.

It will be a testing series in UAE as the conditions reached 45 degrees plus each day. Testing players

Fitness and mental strength. Coach Justin Langer has his team well prepared for a tough test series.

Travis Head and Aaron Finch along with fast bowler Michael Neser are expected to debut in Dubai.

Australia Face Pakistan A In Tour Match in Dubai

Tim Paine Leads Australia for his first tour in charge from 4pm AEST today when Australia play Pakistan A in a 4 day warm up in Dubai at the ICC Academy Ground.

Tim Paine Australian Test Captain for the Australian summer and perhaps long term

Tim Paine

Paine and Australia will face tough conditions in the test series with temperatures expected above 43 degrees every day of the 10 day test series in October and expect 2 full day 5 test matches on flat spinning wickets that will suit Pakistan.

Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Travis Head will be looking to make the most of the tour match this week ahead of the 1st test match in Dubai in 8 days time – Sunday October 7. It’s a challenging yet exciting time as Australia looks to establish itself under the leadership of Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh this tour.

Without former captain Steve Smith and Vice Captain David Warner it’s a very interesting time for Paine and new coach Justin Langer to take charge of the Australian team.

Australian opener Matthew Renshaw is looking to find himself at test level again after being over looked last summer but with the ban to Cameron Bancroft Renshaw has a chance for a long summer period in the Australian side.

This tour is a big chance for Australian off spin great Nathan Lyon to establish himself further in the test team along with leading pacemen Mitch Starc who will lead the attack without Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood both unable to make the tour.

The Test tour of UAE is live on Fox Cricket channel 501 on Foxtel love each day from 5pm AEST. October 7 1st Test starts

Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh Australian Leadership Team for Pakistan Test Series in UAE

Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh will lead Australia as captain and vice captain in the UAE for the 2 Test series with Pakistan from October 7.

Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh Australia leadership team. Tim Paine will Wear Skins in the 2 Test series while keeping in the heat of the UAE
Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh

Fast bowler and Co vice captain Josh Hazlewood will miss the test series recovering from injury.

Paine and Marsh will look to use there close friendship and combine leadership skills as 2 experienced

Players as Australia plays without Steve Smith and David Warner for 8 tests over the next 6 months.

More to come.

Australia in UAE to Play Pakistan in 2 Test Series from October 7

Australia have arrived in Dubai for 2 and half weeks lead into the first test from Sunday October 7. Skipper Tim Paine leads the Australian side for his first full test tour in charge having taken over the captaincy for one test match 6 months ago in South Africa when Australia played without Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Paine will also be without fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood as they rest at home ahead of the home summer with a big 4 test series with India from December.

Tim Paine batting SCG nets. Australian Test Captain for October Tour of UAE Test Series with Pakistan
Tim Paine Leading Australia for the first Team in a Tes

fWith the heat in Dubai expected to reach over 42 degrees every day of the short 2 test series Tim Paine has indicated that he will manage his first bowlers in short spells to combat the tough conditions. UAE is a very tough tour to play but October is one of the hottest months making it important on Mitch Starc as the leader of the attack to be on top of his game.

Paine will also look to off spinner and Nathan Lyon to lead the spin attack which may also see left arm spinnner Jon Holland play 1 or both tests in the likely spinning but flat batting wickets.

Australia last toured UAE in 2014 losing the series 2-0 but expect Paine and new coach Justin Langer to well prepared. A problem last tour was lack of drink breaks and this issue is likely to be addressed before the opening test. Paine will shake hands with the Pakistan team if they agree but also expect a few more stops in play when the temps rich the high 40s. A lot to consider for Tim and his team but the experience players will stand up. Give the team support and understanding this tour and over the home summer.

Tim Paine leads Australia into the opening test of the Summer with a Test Series in UAE

Fox Cricket Channel 501 will have the October Test Series and T20 matches live. Tests start at 5pm AEST each day from October 7

Tim Paine Set to Lead His First Test Tour Under Justin Langer in UAE in October

Australian Test Skipper Tim Paine is set to lead Australia for his first full test series in a short but very testing 2 Test series with Pakistan in UAE.

It’s a very exciting time for Paine and Australian coach Justin Langer 2 wonderful people who have inspired this writer for years it’s just such a shame that off field administration problems have caused for these 2.

On the field Cricket is in a very good shape despite Steve Smith, David Warner being suspended for 12 months it’s an incredible over reaction from Cricket Australia and now Paine and Langer plus the bowlers of Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood who make up most of the experience in a young squad must build over the summer at home. Cummins and Hazlewood are both injury hit and will unlikely play until late October.

A young quick like Jhye Richardson must continue to lift as CA struggles with its off field leadership which must support its players more. Langer is currently working 7 days per week trying to establish his best stamp in Australian crickets most testing times. Cricket Australia is struggling for leadership under James Sutherland and its extremely wrong for people to suggest that it is ok for Australian players because they are well paid it is a sad spot currently.

Mitch Marsh is likely to be Vice Captain and Aaron Finch set to least make the tour as a Test player for the first time. Experienced Peter Siddle who debuted in 2008 is also likely to tour as a valued player of experience to help skipper Tim Paine.

We look to the tour and what excitement it brings.

Every ball will be on Fox Cricket on Foxtel.

Cricket Characters In Review Adam Zampa Leg Spinner with Character Famous Vegan

Adam Zampa is perhaps the best well known leg spinner in Australia currently. Until recently a main stay of Australian sides from 2016 until 2018. Zampa plays in many T20 comps around the world the CPL in the West Indies with Jamaica and in the English T20 Comp with Essex.

Zampa is a real character in a time when Australian cricket is searching for its next heros. Adam is a vegan and often posts on his social media channels where he has found Vegan food places that he eats at. Also a famous player for his hair styles having copied off what we think is his idol Tim Paine (both look similar with the blonde hair at times).

Zampa also known to wear budgysmuggler (Aussie swimwear) at the beach and when playing cricket. Just like his famous ball towel that he carries in his playing pants. Also often wears sweat bands like Tim Paine does.

Adam Zampa Australian leg spinner, headband, wristband, Ball towel, budgysmuggler (multicoloured brand). Character of Australian Cricket. Skill, Style, Balance, charm.

Tim Paine Prepares to Lead Australia Via Light Build Up with Tasmania

Australian Test Captain Tim Paine is home from the USA after a short trip with Justin Langer on learning development for the sport. Paine will train with Tasmania before heading to UAE in late September for 2 tests and a warm up match.

Paine a light hearted character at times is shown below relaxing and having fun with his Tasmania team mates including sometimes Australian test bowler Jackson Bird.


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Adam Zampa Australian Cricket Character Week

Adam Zampa is a leg spinner, Vegan and real character that Australian cricket needs.

As Australia struggles to find itself after the ball tampering saga the player characters like Zampa must be shown and we aim to that on the Tim Paine Cricket website a Website about the Australian team and its Players.



Cricket Needs Characters Not Just End Less Matches

Cricket Australia have many outstanding people in the current crop of players but how well do people know them. The Australian Cricket Team has long been well known names but even current Australian captain Tim Paine is not that well known by the general public . Outside of this outstanding website Paine had been a forgotten sports person until 8 months ago. Tim is a very private person and I have joked with him many times about this as have his club, state and Australian team mates. It’s his job to play Cricket but Cricket Australia have forgotten the importance of its own players.

Tim Paine and Cricket Australia needs characters in his Team.

This current Australian team is full of great people and characters and people want to know the team. Cricket Australia has forgotten how popular the football codes are in Australia. Cricket is not the only sport and unfortunately the players both male and female are being forgotten about.

Characters over the years like Shane Warne, Merv Hughes of the 1990s were house hold names and heroes. The current players such as Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitch Marsh, Adam Zampa are all very funny men in there own ways. It’s up to Cricket Australia to have players characters more well known and finding ways of providing better access.

It’s not just up to Fox Sports or Channel 7 or Channel 9 who call cover Cricket in Australia and overseas. It’s about CA making the media access more open and allowing the public and digital agencies access to the team.

Adam Zampa a Vegan and Character diving in his budgysmuggler. Leg Spinner With Character.

It’s up to the national body to allow better access and help the game grow over the coming years.

Australia Tour of UAE Test Matches And Limited Overs

Australia’s tour of UAE in October for a Test Series with Pakistan under captain Tim Paine and new coach Justin Langer will be the first full tour for the New leadership group.

Before that Australia have a tour “Australia A” tour of India in September which will include the return of Mitch Marsh the key Australian all rounder and eyed by many as the obvious choice for Test match and limited overs Vice Captain along with pace bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.

Tim Paine Australian captain for the Test Tour of UAE in October 2018. Batting at SCG Nets wearing skins compression tights to help prevent injury

Tim Paine will be the Test Captain but his role in the limited overs side remains in some doubt and he may look to just play Test Cricket to extent his test career. Alex Carey a smart wicket keeper who has impressed many including Paine.

Fast bowlers Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood are all hopeful of touring the UAE however Cummins remains under injury cloud and may not return until November when South Africa tour Australia for a 3 Match ODI series.

The tour dates for Australia’s tour of the UAE remain unknown in a some what concerning state considering the tour dates for next years Ashes have already been released.

The Australian Cricket Team will be selected by Justin Langer, Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell after Mark Waugh is leaving his post to be a full time commentator with Fox Sports new Fox Cricket channel.

The Tour of UAE continues the new era under Tim Paine who has been extremely impressive in his test match return since coming back into the squad in November last year and will lead a team without Steve Smith and David Warner until April 2019.

Australian Cricket Attention Turns To Test Cricket Under Tim Paine

Australia’s Test Cricket Team must be the number point moving forward. Winning World Cups is important but Test Cricket and the values of the treasured Baggy Green must remain the number one aim for Justin Langer’s Australian Test side. Captain Tim Paine holds the highest honour in Australian Cricket currently, captaining the Australian Test side.

Tim Paine Big Time for the Test Captain

The Australian T20 side this week tours Zimbabwe for a tri series with Zimbabwe and Pakistan with all matches played at the Harare Sports Club. It seems to be strange and disappointing time for a tour of this kind. While it’s exciting for young Australian players the truth is that Cricket Australia have canceled a home test series with Bangladesh in August saying “people don’t care for a series with football nearing finals” a very poor excuse in my view by Cricket Australia.

Tim Paine and Soon to be appointed Vice Captain Pat Cummins have a very challenging period ahead for them over the coming months rebuilding the faith in Cricket community and with the Australian public but it’s not just up to the players they need better support from Cricket Australia a organisation who currently are having many questions raised. The lack of promotion around its own players domestically and internationally is a area that the organisation must improve on. The current captain has been let down in my view by his state and now CA they are not doing enough to help there captain. He represents them doing his best in extremely difficult times with Steve Smith and David Warner both making their respective return s to Cricket in the newly formed “Global T20 Canada Tournament”.

Australia havd a brilliant opportunity to build a impressive winning culture with a Test series against Pakistain in October before a 4 test series in Australia in December and January before 2 tests in Brisbane and Canberra against Sri Lanka 2 teams that often struggle with the extra bounce of Australian wickets.

Comment On Experienced Players As Australia Move Forward

Australian One day and test skipper Tim Paine will now concrete on Test Cricket and consider his one day future after a very difficult and challenging limited overs series in England which saw a greatly under strength Australian side lose the series 5-0.

Tim Paine will move forward with Test Cricket

Australia next face Pakistan in Test Cricket and Tim Paine will once again lead Australia for the first time In Test Cricket since the South Africa series which saw skipper Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner banned for 12 months.

Paines experience along with fast bowlers Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will be

vital leading into the challenges of the next year with India touring Australia next summer and the Ashes in England in July 2019.

Test Cricket for me remains the most important format of the game testing players over 5 days.

Tim Paine Plays on With Hit to Face after Nasty Bounce in Testing ODIs With England

Tim Paine the tough Australian captain again displayed his mental toughness to block out a nasty injury and complete the 2nd ODI after a lifting seam bounced twice as Paine bent down on his knee to collect the ball in his gloves only for a late bounce to lift higher than expected and hit his face including a tooth to being adjusted and then removed by the Australian Team doctor on the field.

It’s very important for Australia that Tim Paine plays on for some time given his invaluable experience while Australia wants to win every match it’s also very important in the long term to have some stability for a fine side that Australia is striving to be. His on field actions and inspirational moves to play on with Pain have been evident over last Ashes summer when hit on the hand in Perth and Adelaide tests. Then a painful blow while keeping up to the stumps to new Australian pace bowler Chadd Sayers with South African Keeper batsman De Kock on strike.

Game 3 with England takes place on Tuesday at Trent Bridge

Tim Paine the tough Australian Captain Who Leads Australia with Inspiring Actions

Note On Tim Paine Cricket Website Next Few Months

To our dear Readers the Tim Paine Cricket website from today and Digital Media Channels (twitter Instagram ect) will have additional content some of which is going to branding as the website admin undertakes University assessments. The Website will continue to expand its Tim Paine and Australian Team coverage in general as we look to make the website the ultimate resource for Tim Paine information. This currently remains the only dedicated Media channels on the current Australian Test Wicket Keeper and skipper Tim Paine.

Tim Paine Leads Australia in Game 2 in Cardiff As Early Days of New Era

Tim Paine Leads Aussies Well Beyond Current Series in England As New Era Starts

Australian captain Tim Paine has a long term view .While he wants Australia doing well and winning as often as possible the Test captain and new coach Justin Langer know it will take a little patience toreturn Aussies to wining days.

The current side is missing Mitch Starc, PatCummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitch Marsh and a leg spinner such as Adam Zampa all who have

Played over the last 2 years. Steve Smith David

Warner and it leaves a massive hole in the ODI side that won the last World Cup at the MCG In 2015.

Patience is the key I am expecting better things in UAE when. Australia tour in October for Tests

ODIs and T20s things take time and these players

deserve understanding and some patience from the Australian Public.

It’s Cardiff Tonight in Game 2 against England.

Tim Paine Leads Australia to Victory At Lords As Team Heads to Series with England Starting Wednesday

Tim Paine at Lords

Tim Paine leads Australia into battle with England on Wednesday unbeaten on the ODI tour. Paine’s inexperienced limited overs team has defeated Sussex and Middlesex in the lead up to the the limited overs series starting on Wednesday at the Oval in London.

Travis Head scored a great team century batting for long periods in a mature performance and someone Australia can rely on during this 5 match series starting this week and leading into next years World Cup in England.

Head along with Shaun Marsh and middle order all round super star Glenn Maxwell will power punch Australia’s power and energy in a tough series with England who are in rare spot as favourites for a series with Australia.

The series sees a big chance for Ashton Agar to establish himself along with fast bowlers Jhye Richardson and the very tall Billy Stanlake ( almost 7 foot tall) who’s extra bounce on the English wickets will no doubt cause some challenges for the home side.

This series will be skippers Tim Paines 3rd in England after previously touring the UK in limited overs formats with Australia in 2009 and 2010. Paine’s experience and all round captaincy will be tested in England this series but Paine has a great relaxed nature and that can make the Australian dressing room a very welcoming environment for a inexperienced team without Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitch Marsh.

Tim Paine Leads Australia in Last Tour Match at Lords Before England ODI Series

Tim Paine With Australian Team he Will Lead Against England

Tim Paine leads Australia at Lords Tonight in the final tour match against Middlesex in a one day tour match at Crickets home in England. It’s a ground Tim made his test debut in July 2010 along with former captain Steve Smith.

Paine now 33 and far more experienced than he was 8 years ago Leads Australia, hard nosed seasoned campaigner who along with experienced Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and spinner Nathan Lyon make up the experienced members of a squad that is missing 5 senior players to injury and others for suspension.

This will be a testing tour for Paine and Finch but can enjoy one last match tonight Australia time before heading to the Oval in London on Wednesday for a testing 5 March series which starts at 10pm on Fox Sports and Gem (Ch 9) in Australia.

Tim Paine in Brisbane before One Day Tour

Tim Paine And Justin Langer Look to Slight Culture Change But Determination to Win Won’t Change

Following on from the South Africa series Australian ODI team has arrived in England and preparing for the first challenge under new skipper Tim Paine.

Paine looking to establish his own marks on the Australian team. A inexperienced group without fast bowlers Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. It’s a interesting tour for Australia but perhaps one that could have been avoided given the heavy international schedule a test tour of another country could have been more beneficial to this group of Australian players.

The English media will enjoy the continuous negative questions around the past despite losing a Ashes series 4-0 to Australia last summer. Paine leading Australia without star players Steve Smith and David Warner players with large contributions over the last 5 years in Test and limited overs Cricket.

Its very important that Cricket Australia put the players in a strong light and encourage more positive fan engagement with its Australian Supporters, media and public. This is a area CA have not done enough outside of the success Big Bash League (BBL). Why not have the injured players who have some time on Digital Media engagement with fans via Q and A sessions that is up to CA to encourage and my pushing of this positive movements will continue as the sport looks to restore its pride especially in a football loving country that Australia is.

Tim Paine will look to lead from the front along with experienced players in Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell over the next week with 2 warm up matches against English county teams before the One Day series with England from next Wednesday June 13 at the Oval in London.

Tim Paine Outlines Australia Approach to England ODI Tour

Tim Paine expects Australia to have a challenging time in England on arrival this week for the 5 match ODI series in June. From Media to Barmy Army and English crowds in general England can be a tough place to play.

Paine leads Australia for his remarkable return to Cricket. A Australian team with many challenges for the short tour no David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins or even James Pattinson or The experiences of Peter Siddle to call on Australia will be tested for its depth but under Tim Paine, Aaron Finch, Nathan Lyon and Glenn Maxwell Australia’s experience will be put to the trust of these men.

Justin Langer has had Australia reading documents and thinking about the values of Australian Cricket all week and speaking to him last week and in Brisbane on Sunday it’s very much a “pride and sense of Australian Cricket tour” while winning is important it’s very much about finding feet for the game.

Langer and Tim Paine are very proud men who truely understand what is required moving forward. The short tour of England is a very interesting start for the new leadership of Australian Cricket.

Paine made his test debut in England in 2010 and made ODI tours in 2009 and late 2010 so while some time ago has experienced English conditions which will hold him in good stead.

The reports of Australia involved in match fixing have little substance and as has been pointed out today Paine and Langer were not even involved with the 2017 test tour of India. Australia has never been involved in anything like that and the documentary suggesting to have evidence of match fixing is totally incorrect.

Everyone should support Paine and Aaron Finch’s Australian team as the country looks to the positives. Onwards and upwards.

Australia first ODI is on June 13 with warm up matches starting next week.

Australia Train in Brisbane A Head of ODI tour of England

Australia train in Brisbane during 3 day training camp at the head training base, Allan Border Field and Queensland Cricket Home as New head coach Justin Langer along with ODI Skipper Tim Paine and T20 skipper Aaron Finch lead Australia for the limited overs tours of England and Zimbabwe.

Above Australia on Day 2 (Sunday May 27 of a 3 day training camp.

Australia enjoyed a very private session with CA policy not to encourage people to come and watch. The National team under new captain Tim Paine trying to find its new image will need to do more in marketing and bring back the trust.

Australia look to Langer to change the culture a very in-depth and involved character Langer will lead no stone unturned to change the national set up.

It’s no easy task for Langer with the limited overs tours around the corner Langer invited several players not going to England with the side including Leg Spinner Adam Zampa.

Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Agar impressed with the bat as Australia had a interesting warm up match against each other on a wet day in Brisbane.

Tim Paine was the last player to leave the training ground after an extended net session following a short innings in the match.

Team leaves for England tomorrow night.

Tim Paine and Justin Langer Start New Era From Tuesday

Newly appointed coach Justin Langer along with Test and ODI captain Tim Paine start a new era for Australia Cricket Team with a camp beginning this Tuesday in Brisbane.

Paine takes over from suspended Steve Smith as captain and Langer as new Australian head coach from Darren Lehmann who enjoyed a successful 5 year reign as coach but finished up after leaving following the 4th and final in Johannesburg in early April.

Tim Paine bats with Justin Langer at MCG during Feb 2017 training session at MCG picture by Dan Stapleton

Paine and Langer have enjoyed a number of series in all formats for Australia with Langer filling in as head coach in the T20 Sri Lanka series early 2017 which marked Paines return to the Australian side. JL was also the long servicing batting coach from 2009 to late 2012 before taking up the WA head coaching role. A very successful player and coach Langer will lead the Australian side that looks to rebuild its image and trust of Australia fans and even some media after some relations have been slightly damaged following the well reported breaks in South Africa.

Knowing Justin Langer and Tim Paine both very well I am certain they will be wonderful leaders for Australia going forward. Aaron Finch and Pat Cummins along with T20 Keeper and vice captain for the time being Alex Carey have important roles to play.

Tim Paine will return to England with an Australian side remarkably for the first time since 2010 when he played 2 Test Matches for Australia against Pakistan at Lords and Leeds.

Tim Paine Cricket website Team will be in Brisbane next weekend to see some of the action of the players camp. More news and information during the week to come.

Tim Paine Set To Have Big Say On Vice Captain But More To Team Than Just 3

Tim Paine will lead Australia in Test Cricket in October likely with Mitch Marsh or Pat Cummins as his vice captain. Australia are touring England in June but Test Cricket holds a big place for Australian players so October’s tour of UAE for 2 Tests with Pakistan marks a major Assignment.

  • Paine has a very good friendship with Mitch Marsh with the pair being mates for the last 6 years since Australia A and training camps in Brisbane plus playing together since late 2017.
  • Paine and Pat Cummins are close with Paine a big fan since Pat Cummins Test debut in 2011.
  • Senior players Nathan Lyon and Mitch Starc will be important view points given their experience in Test

New Australian Coach Justin Langer is not a big fan of leadership groups but has made it clear to me over the years and others who know him well that he will expect each player to contribute on the field it’s just not up to Tim Paine or Aaron Finch as the skippers in the various formats it’s also up to players to lead and voice their ideas to Paine and the bowlers when they see fit.

Australia are looking to find a new brand and exciting Cricket a great opportunity for Paine and Langer to work closely together and find a new era of excitement for the Baggy Green caps.

No person is more passionate about Australian Cricket than Justin Langer and his excitement in particular for Test Cricket will rub off on his new team. A highly successful mentor, father and coach to many in the West and Australia wide.