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Langer scored 7, Test runs for Australia in innings at an average of Wednesday, 13 June Time: Australia face some "large hurdles" in getting over the ball-tampering scandal which "shocked and hurt" a nation but "it will be business as usual once the heat gets turned up", says Adam Gilchrist.
The Baggy Greens return to international action for the first time since the controversy against South Africa in March when they start a five-match one-day series against England at The Oval on Wednesday, looking to rebuild their battered reputation.
Captain Steve Smith and batsman David Warner were banned for 12 months and Cameron Bancroft for nine months after they carried out a plan to ball tamper against the Proteas, while coach Darren Lehmann left his post after the defeat in the fiery Test series.
Justin Langer has replaced Lehmann and Paine has taken over from Smith as skipper. Former wicketkeeper-batsman Gilchrist, who will be working for Test Match Special during the series against England, believes Langer's appointment "is very appropriate to try to take these challenging steps ahead".
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Gilchrist took the game to new levels with his destructive batting style and was part of three Ashes series wins and three World Cup victories during a year career that started in He played with former Australia opener and "dear friend" Langer, in a team which included the likes of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath, who were notorious for sledging opponents.
And, while he admits the team in his era was "not perfect", he says "if it bordered on getting over the top" then the captain, senior players or team-mates would step in and "hopefully, we were able to rein it in and then just get back to playing the best cricket possible".
However, he believes the team's desire to win in South Africa got the better of them.
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That's what I remember from the successful period that I was lucky to be a part of. Smith leftWarner centre and Bancroft were sent home from South Africa for ball-tampering in the third Test in Cape Town Smith, Warner and Bancroft were sent home from South Africa after the third of four Tests following the ball-tampering in Cape Town and the fall-out included the trio later apologising for their actions.
Cricket Australia also set up a panel, which includes Paine, to consider a new "behavioural charter" for the men's team as it also conducts an overarching independent review into governance issues within the organisation and Australian cricket.
Paine says the team will reduce their levels of sledging under his leadership, although they "won't be silent" having spoken about "the difference between abuse and banter". There is just a natural instinctive part of sport that makes it so wonderful and what we all love and there is certainly room for it in cricket so long as it is well monitored.
It's happened forever and it will continue to happen in competitive sport. He is just such a considerate, warm and caring person who is continuing to learn on his own journey and become a more considered person both professionally and personally.
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