Paine's Test future not over yet, says Langer

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Australian cricket manager Justin Langer says helium wouldn't beryllium amazed to spot exiled erstwhile skipper Tim Paine instrumentality to the squad.

Paine past period stepped down from his relation arsenic the Australian Test skipper aft a erstwhile sexting ungraded made its mode into the media spotlight.

In effect to Paine's resignation, fast bowler Pat Cummins was handed the captaincy portion erstwhile skipper Steve Smith was named vice-captain with the Ashes bid opening connected December 8.

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While the aboriginal of Paine, who has besides taken permission to instrumentality attraction of his intelligence health, whitethorn look successful doubt, Langer said helium wouldn't regularisation retired seeing the 37-year-old marque a instrumentality to the Australian broadside contempt not being disposable for the Ashes.

"He's 37, helium is arsenic acceptable arsenic immoderate athlete, surely successful our squad and we person immoderate acceptable athletes," Langer said during a property conference.

Tim Paine alongside Australian manager Justin Langer (Getty)

"He looks aft himself truthful well, he's precise focused.

"His fig 1 precedence is his household arsenic you tin ideate and that's however it should be, but I'm not definite we've seen the extremity of him.

"We volition hold and see, that volition beryllium his decision."

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Langer besides confirmed that helium precocious visited Paine successful his hometown of Hobart.

"He's 1 of my truly adjacent friends and idiosyncratic I respect enormously... he's 1 of the champion radical I've met successful the crippled of cricket," helium said.

Tim Paine takes indefinite interruption from cricket

"He's been our skipper for a agelong clip and helium and I person been done a journey, it was bully to spell down and spot him.

"When I saw him, helium was shattered with what had happened.

"He's been specified an exemplary fig successful Australian cricket... his beingness has changed, but you'd person to inquire him however he's going.

"It was important to spot him, we speech astir looking aft our boys and having each other's backs. It was a no-brainer for maine to spell and spot him."

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