Tim Paine Biography
Tim Paine a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper from Australia. Born on 8 December 1984 at Hobart, Tasmania, Tim plays for the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket and was the captain of the Hobart Hurricanes. He is a wicketkeeper batsman.
He has played in all the formats of the game for the Australian team. Paine became the youngest-ever contracted player in Australia when he received a rookie contract with Tasmania at 16 years of age.
Tim Paine was the captain of Tasmania team at Under–15 and Under–17 level, and also a member of Under–19 team at the age of 15. He was vice-captain of the Australian Under–17, before scoring the first-grade century for the University club in Hobart.
In December 2003, he was named the captain of Australian Under-19 team for the 2004 ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, played in February and March 2004.
Tim Paine made his Test debut against Pakistan at Lords in July 2010. His keeping was steady but he did not contribute significantly with the bat and scored only 54 runs in both innings. However, in his next series, he showed admirable temperament in tough conditions by scoring 92 against India at Mohali.
Tim made his ODI debut against Scotland at Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh. He scored 29 runs and remain not out with a catch behind the stumps.
With established wicket keeper batsman like Brad Haddin and Matthew Wade, Paine's only chance has arisen in the event of an injury to these two.
Till now Paine has played test matches 26 ODIs for Australia batting with the average of 39 in Tests and 29 in ODIs.