On Friday, Australia’s former Test cricket captain Tim Paine has announced his retirement after the successful conclusion of Tasmania’s Sheffield Shield first-class match.
The wicket-keeper batsman made his debut against at Lord’s in 2010 with an average of 32.63 in Test matches. He also played 35 one-day internationals for Australia.
Paine became Australia’s 46th Test captain and has captained Australia in 23 Test matches between early 2018 and late 2021.
After debuting in 2005, Paine has represented Tasmania for 18 years, playing 153 first-class matches.
Following his retirement Tasmania’s captain Jordan Silk said, “He has been a phenomenal player, it is an incredible effort to have the longevity that he has had.”
“I am sure a lot of guys will say there has never been as good a keeper as Tim Paine in Australia,” he added.