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Former Australia Cricket Captain Tim Paine Announces Retirement from the Sport

Tim Paine, the former captain of the Australian test cricket team, has announced his retirement from cricket after playing his last Sheffield Shield first-class match for Tasmania against Queensland. Paine led the Australian team in 23 tests from 2018 to 2021 and played a total of 35 tests in his career. He took over as captain after Steve Smith was stripped of the role following the ball-tampering scandal during Australia’s 2018 tour of South Africa.

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Paine stepped down from the captaincy in 2021 after admitting to sending inappropriate messages to a former Cricket Tasmania employee. In his test career, Paine had an average of 32.63 with a highest score of 92 and made 157 dismissals as a wicketkeeper. He also played 35 one-day internationals for Australia. Paine, who hails from Hobart, played for Tasmania for over 18 years, debuting in 2005 and featuring in 153 first-class matches.

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