Australia captain Tim Paine says he and his team are eager to get the new era of Australian cricket underway when they face England in the first match of a five-match ODI series at the Oval on Wednesday.
Tim Paine has been named as captain of Australia’s ODI squad for next month’s tour to England with batsman Aaron Finch selected to be the wicketkeeper’s deputy in what was Justin Langer’s first major decision as Aussie coach.
Tim Paine, who stood in as Australia captain for the remainder of the third Test against the Proteas after Steve Smith got caught up in a ball-tampering scandal, says the reality of the situation has sunk in for the players.
Cameron Bancroft and Tim Paine were included in Australia’s Test squad for the first two Ashes Test that starts in Brisbane on 23 November. Opening batsman Bancroft, who has had strong start with the bat in domestic four-day cricket, has replaced Matt Renshaw at top of the order and will make his Test debut in…