Former Test Skipper Tim Paine of Australia Retires From All Formats Of Domestic Cricket

Former Australia Test Skipper Tim Paine ended his 18-year domestic cricket career on Friday

Tim Paine
  • Rohit Singh | March 17, 2023 | 9:59 am

On Friday, March 17, former Australian captain Tim Paine retired from all formats of cricket after the Sheffield Shield match which is held between Tasmania and Queensland in Hobart. When the 4-day match is about to end in a draw his teammates gave him a guard of honor as a result Paine gets emotional.

In his last match, he scored 42 in just 62 balls for Tasmania in the first innings of the Sheffield Shield while in the second innings, he was unbeaten for 3 runs. He played his first debut match in the year of 2005 against South Australia. After playing 95 successful Sheffield Shield Match he ended his first-class career.

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Tim Paine is a record holder on the Sheffield Shield. He holds the record for most dismissals in first-class cricket by a Tasmanian wicketkeeper – 295. He made his comeback in August 2022 after taking a mental health break last year. In the 2022-23 domestic season, he played only 7 matches and scored 156 runs with an average of 17.33. Paine with an average of 30 scored over 4000 runs in first-class cricket & was part of 2 title-winning campaigns with Tasmania.

Tim Paine played his last first-class match for Tasmania on the Sheffield Shield

But before the start of the legendary Ashes in 2021, he resigned as captain, when he was regarded as the best wicketkeeper of the Australian side. Paine stepped down and take out of the series after allegations of some adultery news became public.

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After that Pat Cummins took his place as test captain of Cricket Australia and it leads Australia to Ashes victory. Tim Paine did a great job when the Australia senior national team was going through the ball-tampering scandal in 2018. Paine replaced Smith and did a great job as the skipper of australian cricket team.

For Australia Paine played 35 tests, and lead them in 23 of them. Tim Paine was the captain when team India win their maiden test series in 2018-19 and in his time India won the Gabba fortress in 2020-21, completing a second successive series win. But in the end, Paine had a good record of winning 11 matches out of 23 and losing only 8 matches.