Tim Paine
Tim Paine

Australia will continue to play hard and fair: Tim Paine

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2018 21:16 IST

Sydney [Australia], Sep 19 (ANI): Australian skipper Tim Paine has said that their side, like always, will continue to play a "hard and fair game" in the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan, starting October 7.
The 33-year-old further stated that the team is clear about the kind of performance expected of them, and are all set to uphold those standards.
"I think the Australian way has always been to play hard but to play fair and that will be no different this series. There are always a lot of eyes on the Australian cricket team wherever we play so that is going to be no different," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Paine, as saying.
"This team is really, really clear on what is expect and what the standards are of the Australian cricket team and we'll uphold them," he added.
The right-hand batsman further stated that the UAE pitch is going to be tough because of the hot climate.
"I think it is going to be hard work over there, no doubt. I think games traditionally in the UAE take a long time so we are going to have to be really patient. We have spoken about partnerships and patience and pressure, which is going to be a real key over there. So, games that sort of drag along for three or four days and it can happen really quickly on day five. So, it is about having your team in a position to strike late in the game," he said.
Australia are slated to play their first Test against Pakistan from October 7 in Dubai, followed by the second match at Abu Dhabi from October 16. (ANI)