With selection headaches ahead Steve Smith and David Warner’s return can’t come soon enough for Australia’s underfire skipper
Once again, Tim Paine walks in to front the cameras at the end of a match where his side has been flogged.
There will be no shortage of moments that the Australian captain remembers about the year he ascended to the job, but he won’t quickly forget these sorry post mortems, mostly due to the sheer volume of them.
Written by Adam Collins at the MCG
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