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Tim Paine happy to captain Australia after Ashes

Tim Paine happy to captain Australia after Ashes

Wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine became the captain of the Test side last year after the Australian team was in crisis due to the sandpaper gate saga which unfolded during the Cape Town encounter against South Africa.

The ‘accidental’ captain has now achieved a unique feat by becoming one of the few captains who have retained the historic Ashes trophy during an away series. However, people have already started talking about bringing Steve Smith back as the captain after his stellar performances in the Ashes so far.

Nonetheless, Paine has said that he wants to continue as the captain of the national side as he is enjoying the responsibility and the team is doing well under him.

“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 Trevor Hohns about what might happen or how long I might go for, but I think we're all comfortable and we're all on the same page so it's all good," said Paine.