Tim Paine is an Australian right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper. Tim was born on December 8, 1984, in Hobart, Tasmania, and is an Australian domestic cricket player for the Tasmanian Tigers. He previously captained the Hobart Hurricanes. He bats as a wicketkeeper.
He has represented Australia in all three formats of the game. When he signed a rookie contract with Tasmania at the age of 16, Paine became Australia’s youngest-ever contracted player.
Tim Paine was the captain of Tasmania’s Under–15 and Under–17 teams, as well as a member of the Under–19 team when he was 15 years old. Before scoring the first-grade century for the University club in Hobart, he was vice-captain of the Australian Under–17 team.
He was elected captain of the Australian Under-19 team in December 2003 for the 2004 ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, which took place in February and March 2004.
In July 2010, Tim Paine made his Test debut against Pakistan at Lords. His fielding was solid, but he failed to make an impact with the bat, scoring just 54 runs in both innings. In his next series, he scored 92 against India in Mohali, exhibiting impressive temperament in challenging circumstances.
Tim made his One-Day International debut against Scotland at Edinburgh’s Grange Cricket Club. With a catch between the stumps, he scored 29 runs and remained unbeaten.
With proven wicket-keeper batsmen such as Brad Haddin and Matthew Wade, Paine’s only hope is if one of them gets hurt.