Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh feels skipper Tim Paine could be the team’s answer to its concerns at the top of the order in the series-opening day-night Test against India.

Days before the four-match series begins in Adelaide on December 17, Australia is grappling with a spate of injuries to top players such as David Warner. Joe Burns’ woeful run has only added to its worries.

“I thought of a left-field suggestion just out to back before. I’m going with Tim Paine to open the batting,” Waugh said on Fox Cricket during Sunday’s Big Bash League (BBL) match between the Sixers and the Renegades.

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One of the most elegant batsmen of his time, Waugh also said he would prefer both Matthew Wade and Cameron Green in the Australian line-up, with Marcus Harris partnering Paine at the top of the order.

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