Tim Paine
Personal information
Full name Timothy David Paine
Born 8 December 1984 (1984-12-08) (age 35)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nickname T-Paine, Kid
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper batsman, Test & ODI Captain
International information
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 414) 13 July 2010 v Pakistan
Last Test 30 March 2018 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 178) 28 August 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI 28 January 2018 v England
ODI shirt no. 36
T20I debut (cap 41) 30 August 2009 v England
Last T20I 10 October 2017 v India
T20I shirt no. 36
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Tasmania (squad no. 8)
2011 Pune Warriors India (squad no. 23)
2011–present Hobart Hurricanes
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 13 30 92 121
Runs scored 687 854 4,090 3,680
Batting average 40.82 31.62 29.00 34.71
100s/50s 0/4 1/5 1/26 8/16
Top score 92 111 215 134
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling / / / /
Catches/stumpings 56/3 35/4 254/12 153/20
Source: Cricinfo, 3 December 2017

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.

After Australian captain Steve Smith admitted to involvement in a ball-tampering incident during the Third Test against South Africa in March, 2018, Smith and vice-captain David Warner were stood down from their leadership positions mid-match. Paine was announced as the interim captain for the final two days, although only one was required to complete the match. He was confirmed as the 46th Captain of the Australian Test side on 28 March 2018 by Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland when Smith and Warner were suspended and sent back to Australia with Cameron Bancroft. This completed his remarkable comeback.

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Current captains of national cricket teams with full Test status vte
Afghanistan Asghar Afghan
Australia Test: Tim PaineODI & T20I: Aaron Finch
Bangladesh Test: Mominul HaqueODI: Tamim IqbalT20I: Mahmudullah
England Test: Joe RootODI & T20I: Eoin Morgan
India Virat Kohli
Ireland Andrew Balbirnie
New Zealand Kane Williamson
Pakistan Test: Azhar AliODI: vacantT20I: Babar Azam
South Africa Test: vacantODI & T20I: Quinton de Kock
Sri Lanka Test & ODI: Dimuth KarunaratneT20I: Lasith Malinga
West Indies Test: Jason HolderODI & T20I: Kieron Pollard
Zimbabwe Test: Sean WilliamsODI & T20I: Chamu Chibhabha
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