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Tim Paine wants Aussies to be respectful but competitive in England

by Jasvinder Singh May 28, 2018 • 16:12 PM

Brisbane, May 28 (CRICKETNMORE) - As Australia embark on their England tour -- the first after the ball tampering fiasco, new skipper Tim Paine on Monday urged his teammates to be "really respectful" while also maintaining their intensity on the field. The Australian ODI squad will depart later on Monday for next month's five-match series against England. It will be the Kangaroos' first series after the Cape Town ball tampering scandal that saw former leaders Steve Smith and David Warner, along with culprit Cameron Bancroft, heavily suspended. Paine, who took over the reigns of the national side in the aftermath of the scandal, along with new coach Justin Langer have spoken during Australia's pre-tour camp here about the team's need to uphold a strict behavioural standard. "The thing Justin said the other day is we want the Australian cricket team to be heroes of young kids in Australia," Paine told reporters, according to cricket.com.au.

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