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Tim Paine


Country: Australia
Date of Birth: December 8, 2021
Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania
Batting Style: Right Handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Skill: Wicket Keeper
Teams Played: Australia

Batting Performance

Tests48028792 0235.8843.09
ODI24241725111 1531.5269.05
T20s32011 000.516.67

Bowling & Fielding Performance


Career Performance

First MatchLast Match
TestsJuly 13, 2021 v Pakistan at Lord's, LondonOctober 9, 2021 v India at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka
ODIsAugust 28, 2021 v Scotland at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh - ScotlandOctober 20, 2021 v India at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
T20sAugust 30, 2021 v England at Old Trafford, ManchesterJuly 6, 2021 v Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham


Tim Paine is an exciting young wicket-keeper batsman who has started to find his feet in international cricket. He may not be in the mould of an Adam Gilchrist but the young Tasmanian can still pack a punch with bat in hand and is also a safe bet behind the wickets.
Even as a youngster, Paine assumed a leadership role and was made captain of the Under-15 and Under-17 Tasmanian teams. He also captained Australia's Under-19 WC team in 2004. He debuted for Tasmania against South Australia in 2005 but his maiden first class century came against Western Australia, a masterly knock of 215. In 2006-07, he was the highest run-getter in ODIs for Tasmania and also became their first choice 'keeper affecting 21 dismissals in the season. He was then selected to represent the Australia 'A' side against Pakistan 'A' where his performances earned him a call to the national setup.
An injury to Brad Haddin marked his ODI debut against Scotland in 2009 where he scored 29 runs and prized a catch. He also made his T20 debut in a rain affected match against England the same year. He was part of Australia's 2009 T20 WC squad but didn't get a look in. His test debut was a year later against Pakistan at the historic Lords' in which he performed admirably with the gloves.
Paine generally opens for Australia in ODIs as opposed to Tasmania where he bats in the lower middle-order. He is a more orthodox batsman who tries to get settled and then go for the big shots. His wicket keeping skills are also sound though he is not as acrobatic as a Mark Boucher or even Brad Haddin. Paine is expected to fill the void left by Gilchrist as Australia herald in a new generation of cricketers. With every match, Paine is improving and it will only be a matter of time before he starts commanding a regular starting place in the Aussie first eleven in all formats of the game.