Timothy David Paine (born 8 December 1984) is an Australian international cricketer who is currently the captain of the Australia national team in Test and One Day International cricket. He plays for the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket and was the captain of the Hobart Hurricanes before his selection in the 2017–18 Ashes series squad. He is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.
A product of the Australian Cricket Academy, Paine became the youngest-ever contracted player in Australia, when he received a rookie contract with Tasmania at 16 years of age. He made both his first-class and one-day debuts for Tasmania in 2005; scoring a one-day century later in the 2005–06 season, and a double-century, 215, in his next innings. He was a part of the state's maiden Sheffield Shield (then the Pura Cup) victory that season and also their 2007–08 one-day winning side. Paine made his ODI debut for Australia as a replacement for regular wicket-keeper Brad Haddin in 2009 against England, scoring his maiden international century. A further injury to Haddin in 2010 paved the way for Paine's Test debut against Pakistan in England. Soon after, he played in another two Tests against India, before Haddin's recovery for the 2010–11 Ashes series. From that time - including almost two full seasons lost to injury - he was not a regular in the Australian cricket side from April 2011 until his recall for the 2017/2018 Ashes series when both Peter Nevill and Matthew Wade failed to impress selectors. This was a large comeback for Paine, who was not a regular in Tasmania's state side and prior to the season had to be convinced not to retire by coach Adam Griffith.