At what point as Aussie fans do we acknowledge that we've done what I thought was unthinkable for us - pick a batsman who can keep, rather than a keeper good enough to hold his own with the gloves.
Obviously his glovework has been downright filthy but it doesn't seem to have the same selection 'murmours' in the media as other spots in the side.
However this Test kind of took it to a new level. Every time the ball beat the bat I was genuiely nervous as to whether the ball would be gloved; more often than not it wasn't and no one was suprised.
Has we actually turned a corner in the sense that we won't pick the best gloveman in the pursuit of runs? Admittedly Gilly and Haddin might not have been the best going around at the time, but they were at the very least in the top 2 in the country.
Are the selectors perhaps waiting for Paine to make some runs? Or can we half expect Haddin to be keeping some July?