After losing the five-match ODI series against England, questions have been raised about the captaincy of Australian captain Tim Paine. In this ODI series, the English team clean swapped the kangaroos. This is the first time in 140 years of cricket history when England beat Australia 5-0 in the ODI series. In this series.
Australian captain Tim Paine could not leave any effect in the team as a captain and as a player, and this is the reason that the head coach of the team Justin Langer has given the signal to change the captain.
Australia now has to play T20 triangular series with Zimbabwe and Pakistan. The series will start from next week, but before the series, coach Justin Langer said that “we have to see how Tim Paine is performing in the format of limited overs. If he performed well then he has the chance but if he fails, then we have to find another option.”
The 33-year-old Tim Paine had scored just 36 runs in the ODI series against England. This is the reason due to which the questions are still being raised about his place in the Australian team.
The performance of the Paine will be reviewed:
Langer said further that “I had a conversation with national selector Trevor Hones. There is no doubt that Tim Paine is going through a difficult time. He was doing well from the series against South Africa. He is a great young player. You might have noticed that in the second match, he had been hurt in his face, despite that he stood firm on the field and fought. It reminds me of many great Australian captains.”
He also said that after the recently concluded series against England and next series in Zimbabwe next month, we have to review and monitor each player’s performance closely.
The option of Tim Paine:
Even in the tri-series, Paine will be unable to prove himself with his performance then Cricket Australia can appoint their T20I captain Aaron Finch as the ODI captain as well. Glenn Maxwell’s name can also be considered along with Finch.