When Tim Paine walked out to bat for Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield final in late March, most cricket fans would have been forgiven for not knowing who he was. But after a match-winning century, Paine is now one of the most talked about players in the country.
1. Tim Paine: A brief biography
Tim Paine was born on January 8, 1984, in Launceston, Tasmania. He made his first-class debut for Tasmania in November 2006, and his List A debut in August 2007. Paine was called up to the Australian cricket team in October 2010 as a replacement for the injured Brad Haddin. He made his Test debut against Pakistan in January 2011. Paine was dropped from the Australian team in early 2018, but was recalled later that year after injuries to other players. He was named captain of the Australian team in December 2018.
2. Tim Paine: The family man
Tim Paine is one of the most underrated cricketers in the world. He is a brilliant gloveman and a calm and composed batsman, who is often the rock in the Australian batting line-up. What many people don’t know about Paine, is that he is an outstanding family man.
Paine is a devoted father to his young son and daughter. He is highly committed to his family and they are the centre of his world. Paine is a down-to-earth guy who is always up for a laugh, and his family provides him with plenty of joy.
Despite being one of the best cricketers in the world, Paine has never lost sight of what is really important in life – his family. He is a great role model for his kids and sets a fantastic example for how to live a balanced and happy life.
3. Tim Paine: Domestic Career highlights
Tim Paine has had a long and successful domestic career in Tasmania, playing in all formats of the game. He made his debut for the Tigers in 2002 at the age of 16, and since then has been a key player for the team.
Paine was a regular in the Tasmanian side in the early 2000s, and was part of the side that won the 2004-05 Pura Cup. He was also part of the Tigers team that reached the final of the 2006-07 Ford Ranger Cup, but they were beaten by New South Wales.
Paine was a mainstay of the Tasmanian side in the Sheffield Shield in the early part of his career, and was part of the side that finished as runners-up in the 2009-10 competition. He was also part of the Tigers side that won the 2011-12 competition, and was named Player of the Tournament.
Paine also played a key role in the Tigers’ success in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League. He was part of the side that won the competition in 2011-12, and was also named Player of the Tournament.
Paine has been a consistent performer for Tasmania in all formats of the game, and his domestic career highlights are a testament to that.
4. Tim Paine: ICC International Career highlights
– Tim Paine played his first match for Australia in a one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan in January 2010.
– Paine was part of the Australian squad that won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
– Paine was appointed captain of the Australian Test team in December 2017, following the resignation of Steven Smith.
– Paine became the first Australian wicketkeeper to score a century in Test cricket, when he made a century against Pakistan in October 2018.
5. Tim Paine: IPL Career highlights
Tim Paine played for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) between 2010 and 2013. He was a consistent performer for the Super Kings, and was one of their most reliable players.
Paine was part of Chennai’s successful campaign in 2010, when they won the IPL title. He played a key role in the final, scoring an important half-century and taking a crucial catch.
In 2011, Paine was the Super Kings’ leading run-scorer, and he helped them reach the final once again.
Paine had a particularly good 2012 season, scoring 296 runs at an average of 59.20. He was also the Super Kings’ leading wicket-taker, with 10 dismissals.
In 2013, Paine once again played a key role in Chennai’s successful campaign, scoring 304 runs at an average of 43.00.
6. Tim Paine: Achievements
-In October 2018, Tim Paine was appointed captain of the Australian Test cricket team, becoming the nation’s 46th Test captain.
-Paine had a successful Test series against South Africa in November 2018, leading Australia to a 2-1 victory.
-Paine is the first Australian Test captain to win a Test series in South Africa since Allan Border in 1994.
-Paine is also the first Australian wicketkeeper-captain to win a Test series in South Africa.
7. Tim Paine: The philanthropist
Tim Paine is a philanthropist who has given back to the community in many ways. He has supported charities that help children, animals, and the environment. He also supports organizations that help military veterans and their families. Tim Paine is a role model for other philanthropists because he is so generous with his time and resources.