Paine joins Adelaide Strikers as assistant coach in BBL

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Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine has joined the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL as an assistant coach.

Strkers coach Jason Gillespie says luring Paine, who retired from first-class cricket at the end of last season, is a coup for the franchise.

"Tim has all the skills to be a fantastic coach," Gillespie said in a statement on Friday.

"The experience he will bring is sure to help our players in all facets of the game and bring more positive elements to the way we play."

Paine is also having stints as a part-time coach of the Australian U19 and Australia A team who play New Zealand A in a series starting next week.

Tasmanian-born Paine, who captained Australia in 28 of his 82 Tests, played for the Hobart Hurricanes 44 times, scoring more than 1100 runs.