Eoin Morgan gives green signal to Tim Paine’s pre-series handshake

Eoin Morgan was quick to accept it.

Australian Captain Tim Paine and England Captain Eoin Morgan
Australian Captain Tim Paine and England Captain Eoin Morgan. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

The Australian team will take on England in the ODI series starting from Wednesday (13 June). The new look Aussie team is looking forward to doing something unique to get back the lost respect in the recent South Africa vs Australia Test series – The series that ended with the suspensions of David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft.

Cricket Australia announced Tim Paine as the captain of ODI and Test teams. Paine readily accepted the role and is aiming to create an impact on the public with their new brand of cricket. The Aussie skipper announced that the team will be involved in pre-series handshake just before the start of every upcoming series involving Australian team.

“It’s something we want to bring in to start a series, not before every game,” Paine said during the pre-match press session as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo. “It’s just living our actions. We’ve spoken internally about our values as a team and how we want to be perceived by the Australian public and by the cricket public in general. But words are words. Come Wednesday, it’s time for us to act on those words and show it by actions.”

Morgan accepts a request for a pre-match handshake

England skipper Eoin Morgan accepted the Paine’s request and his team is ready for the pre-series handshake. The first ever pre-series handshake took place in the third Test of recently concluded Australia tour of South Africa, “I’m absolutely happy with that,” Morgan said. “They are trying to turn around the image of the game in their country and we are all for that. We want cricket to be as popular as ever.”

With Aussie team in sight to restore their pride since the events in the South African tour, this will be an exciting series for all the spectators to keep an eye on the visitors new brand of cricket and the way they approach towards the England public. The ODI series has five matches and the tour will end with the lone T20I on 27th June.

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