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It has been called the second most important position in Australia after the Prime Minister. Millions have craved it. Only 43 have done it. You would think the queue of likely lads would stretch longer than the one for Springsteen tickets. But there is no queue for Australia's Test cricket captaincy. The cupboard is virtually bare, writes Robert Craddock in the Daily Telegraph.
Michael Clarke's hamstring strain has candidly exposed the dearth of leadership options in Australian cricket. The system is producing "brands" - players who know how to make money by spreading their talent across different formats in different countries - but not men of exceptional charisma. The modern player is taught how to exist and excel but not necessarily inspire. Their focus is their own game.
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