Sky Sports – Ashes sledging will continue, says Australia’s Tim Paine

By Richard Cooke
Last Updated: 11/12/17 9:17am

Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine says sledging of England players will continue for the rest of the Ashes series and he does not think it has crossed the line so far

Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine says sledging of England players will continue for the rest of the Ashes series and he does not think it has crossed the line so far

Tim Paine expects Australia’s sledging of England players to continue for the rest of the Ashes series and does not think it has crossed the line so far.

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  • Ashes sledging will continue, says Australia’s Tim Paine By Richard Cooke Last Updated: 11/12/17 9:17am Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine says sledging of England players will continue for the rest of the Ashes series and he does not think it has crossed the line so far Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine says sledging of England players will continue for the rest of the Ashes series and he does not think it has crossed the line so far Tim Paine expects Australia’s sledging of England players to continue for the rest of the Ashes series and does not think it has crossed the line so far.
  • Jonny Bairstow has said he will “take matters further” if the sledging “crossed the line” again, but Paine has dismissed such talk and claims his side’s on-field behaviour has been perfectly acceptable.
  • Paine was involved in an incident with Joe Root in the second Test when the England captain gestured at him with his bat, but the wicketkeeper played down the incident.
  • England captain Joe Root exchanges words with Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith at the end of play during day four of the second Ashes Test match at the Adelaide Oval With Australia looking to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, Paine is expecting England players to be on the receiving end of more verbals and Ben Duckett’s suspension for reportedly pouring a drink over James Anderson in a Perth bar could be on the agenda.
  • I’m sure this week will be another tough week of Test cricket.”


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