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Paine promises to cut Australia's sledging

Apr 19, 2018: Australia's new Test captain said that talk of changing the team's on-field approach had started when Steven Smith was still in charge

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Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup

Apr 11, 2018: With emphasis on the World Cup in May 2019, Australia have revamped their contract list with five new players added to an initial group of 20

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South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 5th day, Johannesburg

'A lot of us have to step up' - Paine

Apr 3, 2018: The Australia captain hopes the team, under a new head coach, will embrace a culture shift and start with a clean slate

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

In darkest hour, Australia start to listen

Apr 3, 2018: After years of either wilful or inadvertent ignorance, Australia have recognised the need for a change in attitude for the benefit of their most influential stakeholders: their fans

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

'Permanent' Paine shows stomach for fight

Apr 1, 2018: Since an injury in late 2010, Paine has fought his way back into the Tasmanian and Australian teams, before quickly assuming a senior role by dint of his deft glovework, neat, determined batting and the mind and temperament of a leader

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 1st day, Johannesburg

What Australia lost, and what they gained

Mar 30, 2018: A hard-nosed battle without sledging left stump mics redundant and provided glimpses of new a Australia

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Paine redefines Australia and captaincy

Mar 30, 2018: The new Australia captain wanted to foster an environment where players did not feel they had to conform to a narrow idea of what an Australian Test cricketer should be

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Australia tour of South Africa 2018

Six before Paine: surprise captains

Mar 30, 2018: From New Zealand's Lee Germon, who debuted as New Zealand captain, to Floyd Reifer, who took charge of West Indies while they were in the middle of a contracts crisis

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Ball-tampering scandal

Smith, Warner and Bancroft to leave South Africa

Mar 27, 2018: Australia coach Darren Lehmann was found to have had no knowledge of the ball-tampering plan, and will remain in his position

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Australia must forge new identity - Paine

Mar 25, 2018: After echoing the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland in apologising to fans of the game, Australia's captain for now, Tim Paine, believes his team must forge a new and better identity out of the wreckage of Newlands

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Broad pours scorn on Australian double-standards

Mar 25, 2018: England fast bowler openly questions Smith's defence of his team's actions, and accuses coach Lehmann of hypocrisy

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South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Steven Smith and Warner stood down as captain and vice-captain

Mar 25, 2018: Wicketkeeper Tim Paine will lead the side for the last two days of the contest, and Smith and Warner will play under him

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

Australia in South Africa 2018

Tim Paine keen to maintain high wicketkeeping standards

Mar 7, 2018: Tim Paine believes it is not his batting, but his high wicketkeeping standard is the primary reason behind his selection in the Australia Test team

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Paine insists Australia did not cross a line, but de Kock did

Mar 6, 2018: Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine said it was "blatantly untrue" that Quinton de Kock's family was targeted, but he did hear a comment on David Warner's wife Candice

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

New Australia, same old hostility

Mar 4, 2018: The 'pack of dogs' that Faf du Plessis spoke of four years ago was back in full force at Kingsmead, 'headbutting the line' in a manner more reminiscent of Zinedine Zidane than Jonny Bairstow

Daniel Brettig in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, 4th day, Durban

Paine stands up and makes his keeping count

Mar 4, 2018: In November, the Tasmanian earned a Test recall after seven years purely on his reputation as the best pure gloveman in Australia. On Sunday, he proved his worth with a stunning, vital grab up to the stumps off Mitchell Marsh

Daniel Brettig in Durban

Scorchers v Hurricanes, Big Bash League semi-final, Perth

Hurricanes hope expectation weighs heavy on Scorchers

Jan 31, 2018: Hobart's Tim Paine hopes Perth Scorchers will be burdened by the expectations of a sell-out crowd of more than 50,000 spectators for their Big Bash League semi-final

Daniel Brettig in Perth

England in Australia 2017-18

Selectors' googlies leave many stumped

Jan 11, 2018: The recent recalls for Tim Paine and Cameron White - based on a combination of pragmatism and mysticism - have blindsided plenty in Australian cricket

Daniel Brettig

Australia

Look ma, it's the Ashes

Jan 4, 2018: Australia had a fair few things to be unhappy about last year, but winning against England made up for all of them

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England in Australia 2017-18

Maxwell dropped; Lynn and Paine recalled

Jan 3, 2018: The West Australian pair of Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye have also found a place in Australia's squad for the five ODIs against England that follow the fifth Ashes Test

Daniel Brettig
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