Sporting News – Ahead of the Boxing Day Test, Tim Paine believes Australia are raising their level with each game that passes.

Summary

  • Ahead of the Boxing Day Test, Tim Paine believes Australia are raising their level with each game that passes.
  • The hosts head into the third Test with India having levelled the four-match series at 1-1 with victory by 146 runs in Perth – their first win in the longest form since the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the side in March.
  • Paine oversaw a 1-0 defeat to Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October but, having bounced back impressively after losing the opening Test with India, the skipper feels the signs are increasingly positive.
  • We feel like we are getting better with every Test,” Paine said ahead of the series resuming at the MCG.
  • “We are improving with every game but we need to keep stacking up good days and play good Test cricket.


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