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Australia skipper ready for hostile reception in England

Australia’s players must be ready for a hostile reception in England over the ball-tampering scandal when they tour the country for next month’s limited-overs series, stand-in captain Tim Paine said on Thursday.

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  • Sport Australia skipper ready for hostile reception in England Australia’s players must be ready for a hostile reception in England over the ball-tampering scandal when they tour the country for next month’s limited-overs series, stand-in captain Tim Paine said on Thursday.
  • Cricket – South Africa v Australia – Fourth Test – Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa – April 1, 2018 Australia’s Tim Paine in action REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 10 May 2018 02:15PM Bookmark SYDNEY: Australia’s players must be ready for a hostile reception in England over the ball-tampering scandal when they tour the country for next month’s limited-overs series, stand-in captain Tim Paine said on Thursday.
  • Paine will lead a new-look squad for the five-match one-day international series, with former skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner suspended for their parts in the scandal in South Africa in March.
  • AdvertisementIt will be the first series since the scandal for Australia, who will also play a T20 match against England during their June 13-27 tour, a warm up for the 50-over World Cup in the same country next year.
  • Australia’s selectors have installed Aaron Finch as the ODI team’s vice-captain in place of the disgraced Warner and named the Victorian as captain of the T20 side.


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