AUS­TRALIA

RHB, Wicket-keeper

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In one of the more re­mark­able ca­reer turn­arounds, Paine went from al­most out of the game in early 2017 to Test cap­tain after the events of the ball-tam­per­ing scan­dal last March. It’s a dif­fi­cult spot for the 46th man to hold the top job in the Aus­tralian side, and only the fourth wicket-keeper. But hav­ing over­come a his­tory of fin­ger in­juries, Paine has long been ad­mired for the re­silience he has shown, a qual­ity that should serve him well in his new role.

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