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Oz A gloveman Tim Paine looking to revive international career by 'cashing with bat'.

Sydney, Nov 8 ( ANI ): Australian cricketer Tim Paine, who is a wicketkeeper for Australia A, has admitted that he needs to start 'cashing with the bat' in order to open the door required to revive his international career.

Paine, who has played four Tests and 26 one-day internationals, was entrenched as the No.2 custodian behind Brad Haddin three years ago until he shattered his right index finger in a Twenty20 game, following which he missed nearly two seasons of cricket.

However, reports that Paine has again come at the forefront of national selectors' minds following his inclusion against England for Australia A, and the wicketkeeper said that he still has some work to do with the bat by putting runs on the board and performing out in the middle.

Stating that he has struggled to get to his current form after not having played cricket for two years, Paine also said that his problems with the bat is more mental than technical, although adding that he is confident that he can 'kick on' from where he is now.

Widely regarded as the best keeper in the country and being a naturally gifted batsman, Paine's confidence with the gloves has returned following five operations on his finger, although he has just one first-class century to his name, a sublime 215 against Western Australia. ( ANI )

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Date:Nov 8, 2013
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