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Paine casts doubt on ODI future after whitewash

Australia captain Tim Paine has cast doubt over his one-day international future after his touring side were thumped 5-0 by England, who sealed the series whitewash with a one-wicket victory in Manchester on Sunday. The 33-year-old Paine, Australia’s test captain, was handed the role for the one-day portion of their limited-overs tour of England but chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said at the time it was probably only a stop-gap measure. The wicketkeeper, leading the side while regular captain Steve Smith serves a…

Minor tweaks to team culture needed for Australia: Paine

MELBOURNE: The Australian team do not need to make wholesale changes to their cricket culture as a few tweaks should once again endear them to home fans, according to test captain Tim Paine. Australia were rocked by a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last month in which former captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were sent home after the third test in Cape Town and slapped with hefty bans. Paine was named to lead the side after both Smith and Warner stepped down from their…

Australia must change behaviour, says Paine

JOHANNESBURG: Australia captain Tim Paine believes a change in culture for a team “with our heads in the sand” will be the biggest positive to take from an otherwise dismal 3-1 test series loss to South Africa. The side have been rocked by a ball-tampering scandal in which former captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were sent home after the third test and handed hefty bans. But that was not the only issue for a team who had five players sanctioned during the series and they have…

Bruised Aussies look to regroup in house of Paine

CANBERRA: Once the forgotten man of Australian cricket, Tim Paine now finds himself as the man charged with restoring the image of a team whose reputation has been dragged through the gutter. For the 33-year-old wicket-keeper, it's just the latest in a career which has been marked by rebuilding. Paine, handed the captaincy following the downfall of Steve Smith, was once destined for the big time behind the stumps, anointed as the logical successor to Brad Haddin. But fate intervened when he suffered a broken finger…