Yahoo – Singapore – Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine was named ODI captain for the upcoming tour of England

New Australia coach Justin Langer on Tuesday named Tim Paine as one-day captain for next month’s tour of England as they look to open a new era after a damaging ball-tampering scandal.

Summary

  • Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine was named ODI captain for the upcoming tour of EnglandNew Australia coach Justin Langer on Tuesday named Tim Paine as one-day captain for next month’s tour of England as they look to open a new era after a damaging ball-tampering scandal.
  • The five-match ODI series in England will be the Australian team’s first outing since the disastrous South African tour and the players are sure to face intense scrutiny.
  • Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said Cricket Australia had faith in Paine’s ability to lead the 15-man squad in England, with Aaron Finch as his vice-captain.
  • World champions Australia will open the series against England at Lord’s on June 13.
  • Cricket Australia also named a 14-man squad for a one-off Twenty20 match in England, followed by a tri-series tournament in Zimbabwe also featuring Pakistan.


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