Australian cricket captain Tim Paine wants the Indian Test series to bring , according to skipper Tim Paine.”There has been so much talk in the last 10 months that everyone is sick of it,” Paine said on Sunday.
The player charter is being developed in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal in March that rocked the game and cost captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner their jobs.”There has been so much talk, it’s time for action.”Paine will lead Australia in their first Test match on home soil since the suspensions of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball-tampering in South Africa last March.
He said the new team charter, linked to the reviews, could be in place ahead of their Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month. The Indians have never won a Test series in Australia but boast arguably the best batsman in the world, Virat Kohli.
Paine hopes the series opener against India will return a focus to on-field performances rather than the widespread ructions.“It’s going to be how we go about it, how we want to be seen and what we are about,” he said. We are the lucky ones that get to represent our country and pull on that baggy green cap,
which is a huge privilege.”“I think we have to go back to that and just remember that we are Australia’s team — we are not the Australian cricket team. We don’t own it,” the wicketkeeper-batsman added.“We want to build a culture that makes people want to be better and produce not only better cricketers but better people,” he said.Kohli is in solid form, scoring 64 against the Cricket Australia XI in the tourists’ Test warm-up at the SCG.