New Test skipper Tim Paine has been handed the captaincy for the one-day international leg of Australia’s tour of England next month. Following the suspension of former captain Steve Smith and batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, Paine has been handed the 50-over reins with opener Aaron Finch to lead the T20 side. Cricket Australia announced a 15-man squad for the five-match ODI series, which starts at the Oval on June 13, with veteran batsman Shaun Marsh and spinner Nathan Lyon handed recalls in the first selection since Justin Langer replaced Darren Lehmann as head coach. Cricket Australia national selector Trevor Hohns said that Paine’s appointment as ODI captain for the series did not mean he would be handed the role on a permanent basis. Read more Langer says Warner could represent Australia again He said: “We have selected a 15-player squad as we push forward in our preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup in England in 2019. “Obviously, these are the conditions we will face during the tournament so now is a perfect chance to give these players an opportunity to press their case for selection. “Tim is a strong leader… Read full this story
- Tim Paine and Aaron Finch to share Australia captaincy duties for limited overs tour of England
- My squad for the South Africa Test series
- How New Zealand came to rule world rugby
Tim Paine to captain Australia for one-day leg of England tour have 234 words, post on www.independent.co.uk at May 7, 2018. This is cached page on Sport News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.