Nasser Hussain said that he was quite proud of the way the Joe Root-led side had kept their morale high and honoured its Test commitments, moving from one bio-bubble to another.
Earlier this week Root couldn't confirm whether he would travel to Australia or not. But on Friday morning, Paine insisted that the five-Test series would happen.
Paine said he had a choice of trying to play through the Ashes with the problem, or get it fixed now, and after advice from a surgeon he decided to press ahead.
Tim Paine is set to undergo a surgery on Tuesday to get rid of a nagging neck pain ahead of the Ashes series against England in December.
Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has slammed Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine for his comments.
Paine's comment comes on the back of the Taliban's ban on women's sport in Afghanistan and Cricket Australia's subsequent decision to scrap the test match against Afghan men due in November.
Langer's role as a coach has come under the scanner after Australia's disappointing loss to Bangladesh in the T20I series.
Smith stressed last week that Test cricket was his priority, and he was prepared to skip the T20 World Cup in October-November.
Can make WTC better, but one shouldn't take anything away from New Zealand: Australia Test skipper Tim Paine
A complete effort on the Reserve Day saw New Zealand edging India in a final which had its ebbs and flows in the first innings.
In January, India had defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test at The Gabba to take the series 2-1.
World's top-two Test teams will fight it out for the title at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18.
Tim Paine said England wasn't at their strongest in the series against New Zealand and the Joe Root-led squad will be different in the Ashes this year.
Recollecting their on-field spat during the 2018-19 series Down Under, the 36-year-old said he will always 'remember' the 'competitive' Indian skipper.
Tim Paine said that his comments that India simply outplayed us didn't get reported and he ended up only being slammed.
The 36-year-old Paine has been under intense scrutiny after Australia were beaten 1-2 by an injury-ravaged India in a home Test series earlier this season.