Australian captain Tim Paine’s statement! The series against Pakistan is “far away.”

Tim Paine is focusing on one Test at a time and isn’t thinking about the Pakistan series, which begins in March of next year.

Tim Paine isnt sure if he will be available for the test series next year

Tim Paine, Australia’s Test captain, has said he isn’t sure if he will be available for the Test series against Pakistan in March next year, adding that he is a person who “takes one Test match at a time” and that his immediate priority is to be fit to lead the side in the Ashes, which begin on December 8.

In mid-September, Paine underwent invasive neck surgery to correct a bulging disc that had been causing him difficulty in his left arm and neck. The bulging disc was pressing on the nerve canal on the left side of the body, causing pain.

Paine has had a few training sessions this month, and despite being in some pain on many occasions, he is optimistic that he will be ready for the Ashes series, which begins at the Gabba next month.

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Penn told Sen’s Whatley on Tuesday, “To be honest, I haven’t ruled out (playing until March), but it’s no different than any other year I’ve been back in the squad.” I’ve said it before, I watch one test match at a time, one series at a time, ever since I returned to the team at the age of 33, and I think you’re a fool to look much farther than this series. Will be, I’m in daily contact with (coach) Justin Langer and our selectors, and we’re all on the same page.”

“I’ll finish the Ashes series, see how I feel, how we perform, and what my teammates have to say, and then we’ll go on. If I go to Pakistan, that’ll be fantastic; if not, I’ll be glad to return to Tasmania and play for the rest of the year. I’m not leaning in one or the other “Paine, 36, took over as Test captain after the sandpaper debacle in South Africa in 2018.

In 35 Tests, the captain has an average of 32.63 with the bat. With the demands of wicket-keeping over five days and the fact that he is recovering from invasive surgery, Paine admits the end is near. He claims, though, that he will retire on his own terms.

Australian captain Tim Paine's statement! The series against Pakistan is "far away."

“It feels great in terms of pain; I had to be careful diving and wicket-keeping because of the neck, but I’ve been diving and catching since the beginning of this week and a little later last week. I’m in love with where it’s at right now “Paine added.

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