Due to a scandal, Australia lost Steve Smith, and Tim Paine was chosen to replace him as captain. When Tim Pain faced criticism and poor performance and captaincy record, he was too removed from captaincy. Cricket Australia hinted that his removal was due to bad performance, but cricket fans understand that controversy was associated with his removal. Putting the controversy to one side, we will evaluate his leadership skills and guess how effective he was as a captain of Australia. Ricky Ponting admired his leadership skills, but that did not go well as expected.
Tim Paine Captaincy Duration and Period
|Previous Captain||Steven Smith|
|Next Captain||Pat Cummins|
|First Match||Australia VS South Africa|
Tim Paine International Captaincy Records in All Formats for Australia
Tim Paine captained in Test and ODI formats for Australia. He led 28 matches in Test and ODI formats winning 11 and losing 13. His overall loss percentage (46) is more than his win percentage (39). This indicates how unsatisfactory his entire performance as a captain was.
Tim Paine Runs as Captain for Australia
Tim Paine has a bit of bad luck with the bat as captain. In three years, from 2018 to 2021, he batted in 28 games and succeeded in scoring only 945 runs. His batting average dropped drastically from 31 to 25.
Overall he could not handle the captaincy pressure, which affected his batting. Below is the comparison of his batting stats as only a batter vs as a captain.
|#||As Captain||As Player|
Tim Paine’s Test Captaincy Record
Tim Paine captained Australia in 23 test matches, winning 11 and losing 08. His overall win rate is 47 percent, which is the lowest among Australian captains.
In 2021 Ashes Series, Tim Paine became the captain to retain the Ashes Series. This happened before, in 1972. Overall, he captained Australia in the 08 series winning only 03 and losing 04. Only 01 series ended in a draw.
Here are the detailed stats of all the test series he played as a captain for Australia.
|AUS in SA||2018||01||01||–|
|PAK Vs AUS (UAE)||2018||02||01||01|
|IND in AUS||2018||04||01||02||–|
|SL in AUS||2019||02||02||0|
|AUS in ENG||2019||05||02||02|
|PAK in AUS||2019||02||02||0||0|
|NZ in AUS||2019||03||03||0||0|
|IND in AUS||2020||04||01||02||01|
Test Captaincy Record By Opposition
Tim Paine lost most of his matches against India in the 2020 home test series and won most of his matches against New Zealand. Below is a complete analysis of his matches against all opposition.
Tim Paine Captaincy Record in ODI
He had the worst debut as captain in ODI, losing his first and only ODI series by 5-0.
He captained Australia against England in five matches and lost all of those matches. This was the moment when fans started to raise questions about his leadership skills. He was then removed from his captaincy job. Aaron Finch was appointed as the new captain of Australia.
Tim Paine’s Captaincy in Ashes and WTC
- Tim Paine led Australia in The Ashes Series 2009 held in England. Each Team won two games, and one game ended in a draw.
- In WTC 2019-21, Australia won 8 out of 14 games and lost four. They ended their journey in 3rd position in the world test championship that New Zealand won.