The 31-year-old had scored three centuries during the four-Test series in India in 2017 but Australia still ended up losing 1-2 and a Test win against Virat Kohli and his men ranks high in his list.
Paine had an unforgettable tour of England although the Kangaroos retained the urn. The wicket-keeper batsman smashed a single fifty from ten innings.
Australian captain Steve Smith has paid tribute to some bold selections after his team regained the Ashes in Perth on Monday.
Steve Smith praised his exceptional team as Australia reclaimed the Ashes with an innings win over England in the third Test.
Australia regained the Ashes with a thumping innings victory over England in Perth on Monday earning the hosts an unassailable 3-0 series lead.
Showers and overnight water damage to the pitch prevented any play in the first session, raising England's hopes of remaining alive in the series.
Rivals and team-mates alike were left in awe of Steve Smith after the world's top-ranked Test batsman hit new heights in the third Ashes match against England at the WACA Ground on Saturday.
Australian captain Steve Smith's incredible year continued as he notched his second Test double century on the third day of the third Ashes Test against England at the WACA Ground on Saturday.
There has been speculation that England all-rounder Ben Stokes could return in time for the third of a five-Test series.
Anderson, 35, was promoted as understudy to captain Joe Root ahead of fellow paceman Stuart Broad and ex-skipper Alastair Cook.