Fox Sports Australia – Captain Tim Paine has laid down the law to his team, declaring a plethora of limited-overs cricket is no excuse for being out of red-ball form.


  • Australia’s 366-run smashing of Sri Lanka in Canberra was their last Test before The Ashes in August.
  • “The guys that are playing in both are obviously our best players … they are professionals that have been doing it for a long time, so I would expect they would be ready to go for both tournaments,” Paine told reporters on Monday.
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  • “If you are in white ball mode it’s about taking some red balls with you and making sure you tick that over and vice versa, so I don’t expect that to be a problem.”

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