Paine played with a broken thumb in 5th Ashes Test

Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has revealed that he played with a broken thumb while Peter Siddle bowled with a hip injury for most of the final Ashes Test which England won to draw the five-match rubber last week.

England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval to draw the five-match series 2-2.

“My thumb was broken towards the end of that Test but it is not displaced, so I should be right to get back into training early,” quoted Paine as writing in his column for The Australian.

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