Nagaland Page – SYDNEY, May 8: New Australia coach Justin Langer today 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.

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  • SYDNEY, May 8: New Australia coach Justin Langer today 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.
  • Langer, who has been entrusted with restoring Australia’s battered reputation, was widely expected to select Paine in his first major decision as coach.
  • The 33-year-old wicketkeeper has already been appointed Australia’s Test captain after his predecessor Steve Smith received a 12-month ban for his part in the ball-tampering affair.
  • 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.
  • Despite Australia’s woes it has been a heady rise for Paine, who only returned to the national set-up in November after several years on the sidelines, during which he considered retirement.

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