PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Tim Paine of Australia celebrates in the changerooms after Australia regained the Ashes during day five of the Third Test match during the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at WACA on December 18, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Former Australian Test captain Tim Paine has taken on a role with the Tasmanian Tigers coaching group in the resumption of the domestic cricket season.

The 37-year-old wicket-keeper/batter took an indefinite leave from cricket amidst a sexting scandal that surfaced in November, and stood down from the captaincy just 19 days out from the impending Ashes series.

While his return to play is still uncertain, Paine has still been a productive member around the squad.

Interim coach of Tasmania Ali de Winter said, his return has been well received amongst the group.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09: Tim Paine of CA XI bats during day two of the Four Day Tour match between the Cricket Australia XI and England at Adelaide Oval on November 9, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

"I think he's just enjoying the re-entry into our group and just focusing on family life," de Winter delineated.

"He's been great with our young players stepping in [but] where he stands with his playing of cricket, I don't think he's really thought that far ahead.

"He's still doing his own physical training, he's not doing any batting or wicketkeeping at the moment but he's certainly present around the group."

Paine hasn't played any competitive cricket since taking part in a second XI game for his state back in November, which was intended to prove his fitness for the Ashes series.

The former Test captain was then named to play in a Marsh One-Day cup game for Tasmania on November 26, however, it was that morning in which Paine ultimately took his leave from all forms of cricket.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Tim Paine of Tasmania bats during day three of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

In other news for Tasmania, the Tigers have named under-19 World Cup sensation Nivethan Radhakrishnan in their squad for their Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales beginning Friday.

The ambidextrous spinner turned heads in the recent World Cup, taking seven wickets at an average of 18.85, while also scoring 129 runs at an average of 32.25.

"He's got a unique gift that allows him to bowl both arms, so he allows us to think a little differently about how we would like to pick our team," de Winter said.