Tim Paine has enjoyed a career filled with highlights and setbacks.
Tim was the youngest-ever contracted player in Australia when he received a rookie contract with Tasmania at 16 years of age. He made his first-class debut with Tasmania in 2005 and his first appearance for Australia in an ODI against Scotland in 2008.
His career stalled in 2010 when he suffered a significant finger injury that required seven rounds of surgery over a seven-year period. Heading into the 2017/18 summer, Tim’s career was seemingly coming to an end, but a recall to the Test team and a successful Ashes series saw Tim back at the pinnacle of the sport.
In March 2018, Tim was appointed Australian Test captain and in September 2019 became the first Australian captain since Steve Waugh in 2001 to retain the Ashes in a series in England. He resigned from the Australian Test captaincy ahead of the 2021-22 Ashes Series.
Tim is supported by DSEG across the full range of his commercial interests.