Ian Healy backs ‘cranky, determined’ Tim Paine to bounce again with gloves after Sydney shocker

Notably expensive had been the 2 lives he gave Rishabh Pant, on three and 56 off Nathan Lyon, permitting his opposing quantity to hammer a counter-attacking 97.

Healy described each possibilities as “very dropable”, however was essential of Paine’s approach. Encouragingly for Paine, Healy mentioned the issues weren’t main and may be “very simply” remedied this week.

Tim Paine put down three chances in Sydney, which hurt Australia's push for victory.

Tim Paine put down three possibilities in Sydney, which harm Australia’s push for victory.Credit score:Getty

“He is heading away from a possible nick; it’s a must to be not solely proper behind the nick, but in addition only a bit outdoors it overlaying that along with your head over the gloves and watching the ball,” Healy, who helped flip round Paine’s fortunes with the bat within the 2019 Ashes, mentioned.

“He was too excessive and never balanced. His left foot was off the bottom and going proper.”

Paine’s reprieve of Hanuma Vihari got here with victory nearly out of attain, however left the captain feeling like a “idiot” because it got here moments after he had engaged in a heated verbal alternate with Ravichandran Ashwin.

Healy was not essential of Paine’s choice to aim a one-handed catch, as an alternative attributing his late response to his confrontation with Ashwin and tiredness.

“His head’s stuffed with ideas – he was only a bit sluggish and it is all a rush,” Healy mentioned. “Whenever you’re in fine condition and take that catch it would really feel like sluggish movement. That was late, quick and rushed. I believe fatigue had set in.

“He was cranky, he was determined, all these kinds of feelings. Watch the ball, we may get a nick right here. That is so simple as it must be, nevertheless it was a very exhausting day.

“He was fascinated with the sport, fascinated with bowling adjustments, all the things. And he is been extraordinarily good at not doing that however, for some purpose, that Check bought him.”

Healy was happy with Paine’s total work within the collection and doesn’t imagine his place within the facet is in danger.

“[It will have] zero affect on his wicketkeeping future,” Healy mentioned. “He is gloving the ball in addition to he has, it is entering into properly.

“I am positively solely placing it all the way down to a mean second of the primary drop. That is began the lot and translated to a foul day, nevertheless it’s fairly a straightforward repair.”

Langer just isn’t involved with Paine’s lapse in Sydney.


“I believe he is been sensible,” Langer mentioned. “The actual fact that he missed some catches most likely mentioned he was a bit distracted for this Check match and he talked about that yesterday.

“I assumed he batted rather well within the second innings, however his preserving’s excellent. He is one of many nice wicketkeepers we have ever had in Australia. He works very exhausting on it, he prides himself on it. I believe he is saved rather well all through this summer season.”

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