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Tim Paine
Tim Paine

Full Name: Tim NULL Paine

DOB: 8th Dec 1984

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Team:
  • Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Hobart Hurricanes
  • Cricket Australia XI
  • World XI
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 13 22 5 694 40.82 92 1464 47.4 0 4 79 3 55 3
    ODIs 30 30 3 854 31.63 111 1211 70.52 1 5 94 6 41 4
    T20is 12 9 1 82 10.25 25 77 106.49 0 0 7 3 11 2
    First Class 100 173 22 4532 30.01 215 9998 45.33 1 29 504 14 294 13
    List A 125 123 15 3798 35.17 134 5308 71.55 8 16 341 32 159 21
    T20s 80 74 3 1637 23.06 91 1335 122.62 0 10 161 44 57 14
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 13 0 0 - 0 0 0
    ODIs 30 0 0 - 0 0 0
    T20is 12 0 0 - 0 0 0
    First Class 100 3 36 1 23 0 3.83 0/3 0 0 0
    List A 125 0 0 - 0 0 0
    T20s 80 0 0 - 0 0 0
    Profile

    One of the most promising Australian cricketers of recent years, Tim Paine’s career has effectively been on injury-enforced hold since November 2010. At that point the Tasmanian was mounting a strong case to replace Brad Haddin as his country’s wicketkeeper in all formats, but he has had to put those ambitions on ice, as well as watch the emergence of Matthew Wade from the sidelines.

    Paine has long been expected to become a fixture on the international scene since he emerged as a precocious teenager. He became Australia’s youngest contracted cricketer, when at just 16 he was signed by Tasmania, and captained his country in an Under-19 World Cup. He became integral to his state’s most successful era in domestic cricket, keeping wicket with acclaim and accumulating handy runs in the middle-order. A natural leader, Paine’s calm assurance has long been admired, despite his demanding responsibilities.

    The shadow cast by Adam Gilchrist and the form of Brad Haddin ensured that international recognition took its time arriving. His One-Day International debut came in 2009, with Test honours following the year after. A competent gloveman, he has shown versatility with the bat, appearing as a top-order striker in ODIs whilst displaying a classical technique and commendable patience in Tests.

    Finger injuries are significant impediments to wicketkeepers and Paine has a chronically injured right index finger that has responded poorly to treatment since it was first damaged at the start of the 2010-11 summer. A brief return to the game to captain Australia A in Zimbabwe in mid-2011 proved to be a false dawn, with further surgery required on his return.

    With three elite wicketkeeper-batsmen jostling for the same spot across all formats, the competition is as fierce as at any time in modern Australian history to capture and retain the gloves. If fit, Paine will expect to be the frontrunner, but the contest promises to be as fascinating as any on Australia’s current selection table.

    Last Updated:4th Dec 2015 Author:Jonathan Howcroft
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