The Australian skipper had broken fingers over the years of his career
Australian team captain Tim Paine spoke about his injury during the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval. He revealed that he suffered a broken thumb during the end of the match. Over the years, the Aussie skipper suffered broken fingers. He underwent operations for his right index finger in 2010.
‘There's a bit of recovery to be done’, Paine said. ‘My thumb was broken towards the end of that Test but it is not displaced, so I should be right to get back into training early’.
He didn’t reveal which thumb was injured, whether it’s left or right. Following the Ashes 2019, Paine was not named for Tasmania’s Marsh Cup games. Players of the Australian cricket team were given a break.
Paine expressed his desire to continue as captain of the team. 'I'm keen to see just how far we can take this team and I've decided to give up the BBL so I can concentrate on red-ball cricket and being in the best place to lead them’, he said.
'Being captain is draining and I think I should take every chance to recharge my batteries. I'll go back to the BBL when I'm finished, but for now, my focus is on my main job'.
Australia retained the Ashes urn in the fourth Test. The series ended with a draw after England won in the fifth Test. Both teams scored a total of 60 in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
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