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Australia bowlers want Paine to keep wickets in Ashes: Lyon

Former skipper Ricky Ponting had called Tim Paine days ago and Australia bowlers want Tim Paine as wicketkeeper for the Ashes. Paine stepped down from captaincy last week following a huge row of controvesy in an off field sexting scandal.

Australia’s top spinner, Nathon Lyon on Thursday came out in support of Paine calling him the world’s best wicketkeeper and said he will not be a distraction.

“The selectors always said they were going to pick the best available XI and in my eyes, Tim Paine is the best keeper in the world,” Lyon told the Australian media on Thursday.

“I know I want him. This is very selfish from a bowler’s point of view, I want the best gloveman behind the stumps. In my eyes that’s Tim Paine,” said Lyon, who according to a report in described the sound of the ball hitting Paine’s gloves as “music to my ears”.

Lyon said that the entire bowling unit was confident that Paine will keep the wickets in the Ashes.

The first Ashes Test match will start from December 8 at The Gabba in Brisbane.

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