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SportAshes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy

16:16  11 september  2019
16:16  11 september  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy© Getty Images Australia captain Tim Paine celebrates at Old Trafford

Tim Paine is not planning to bow out as Australia captain in the wake of his side retaining the Ashes.

Australia retained the urn thanks to their 185-run victory in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, handing the visitors an unassailable 2-1 lead.

There is still plenty to play for at The Oval, however, with England needing a victory to avoid a first Ashes series defeat on home soil in 18 years.

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The Aussie captain , Tim Paine , has been described as a wartime leader. But it was his pacified approach to adversity that dismantled England on a tense fifth day at A triumph of serious planning and a launching pad for a far brighter future. Tim Paine celebrates after Australia retain the Ashes .

Australia has retained the Ashes urn with a 185-run win in the fourth Test at Old Trafford. RELATED: Match report from Manchester. Despite taking the second new ball not long beforehand, it was at this point captain Tim Paine threw the ball to part- time leg-spinner Marnus Labuschagne.

Paine's captaincy has come under scrutiny at times throughout the tour, particularly with former skipper Steve Smith - who was replaced by the wicketkeeper following the 2018 ball-tampering scandal - having been in such inspired form.

But having guided Australia through a difficult 18 months, Paine is in no mood to relinquish his leadership duties, even though an Ashes win would ensure his legacy would be firmly intact.

"Not for me, not at the moment," Paine, whose international career was halted by a mixture of injuries and rivals keeping him out of the team, told reporters at The Oval when asked if he might call time on his tenure at the end of the series.

"I'm loving doing what I'm doing, and I think while you've got a job that you love you try and do it for as long as you can.

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Australia captain Tim Paine says winning the Ashes in England was "his dream as a cricketer" after his side "People can give up or they can keep fighting," Paine said. "It's times like that where you find out what sort Paine , whose captaincy and use of the review system was criticised after Headingley

Captain Tim Paine will take "great confidence" from Australia retaining the Ashes on English soil, according to Australia coach Langer has praised the way the skipper has led the team during the tour, particularly And for his captaincy , he will take great confidence from this - and so will the team."

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"I did miss a lot, I suppose, in the prime years of my cricket career.

The positive of that now is that physically I'm in really good condition for my age and feel really good after Test matches physically.

"Mentally, it's a different story but it only takes a day to recover from that.

While I keep enjoying it, I'll keep doing it."

The 34-year-old was asked if the end of the ICC Test Championship cycle in the middle of 2021 would be an ideal signing-off point, but Paine insisted he is not planning so far ahead.

"I haven't thought about it to be honest," Paine said.

"I haven't thought much past this Test match, as I've said in the last 18 months, I think it's foolish at my age if you do.

"I'm enjoying what I'm doing and whilst I can continue to contribute in some way, I'll continue to do it.

"I constantly talk to Justin Langer and [selection chair] Trevor Hohns about what might happen or how long I might go on for, but I think we're all comfortable and we're all on the same page."

'It's not that difficult': Legend rips Paine

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Read about Tim Paine 's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. It was extremely unfortunate timing for Paine . He was the ODI wicketkeeper and opening batsman in He briefly took on the ODI captaincy on the 2018 limited-overs tour of England, in part to help new

Australia ’s openers are averaging around 10, an all- time Ashes low, but they have Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, the sorcerer and his apprentice, to England have three wicketkeeper-batsmen with better credentials than Tim Paine of Australia , yet it is Paine who will lift the Ashes urn next week.

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Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy
Ashes 2019: Tim Paine has no plans to call time on Australia captaincy

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