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Plenty of Paine for Tim

He suffered a shocking thumb injury, and unfortunately for Tasmanian wicketkeeper Tim Paine it came at the wrong time in his career as his star was certainly on the rise.

A fantastic batsman – as he has proven over the years in domestic one-day and four-day competitions – Paine has also made a name for himself in the Big Bash League.

Peter Nevill and Matthew Wade have had their moments in the sun representing Australian in various forms of cricket.

Nevill has been praised for his efforts behind the stumps, but a lack of runs saw him dumped by Australian selectors.

In contrast, it’s the opposite for Wade – regarded as a better batsman than he is a wicketkeeper.

It’s a travesty that Paine did not succeed Brad Haddin as Australian wicketkeeper because at his best he is the complete package.

Paine should have played 50 Test matches by now, as well as a host of ODIs and T20s for Australia, and hopefully he will get his chance.

Sadly, though, Paine, aged 32, may have missed the boat, but he certainly would give Australia a much stronger look if he was to be selected in all three forms of cricket at an international level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Plenty of Paine for Tim Posted on: Jan 2nd, 2017

    He suffered a shocking thumb injury, and unfortunately for Tasmanian wicketkeeper Tim Paine it came at the wrong time…

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