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Clarke and the looming hurricane

Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Andrew Webster says that Michael Clarke could be on a collision course with Cricket Australia, with animosity over his role in team selections and uncertainty over his fitness due to chronic injuries

Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Andrew Webster believes Michael Clarke could be on a collision course with Cricket Australia, with tensions arising partly due to team selections and animosity over his fitness that has broken his relationship with key officials in the board.
Clarke is at war with his superiors. And, as much as he belligerently holds onto the idea of playing for his country again, it is also clear his teammates have moved on without him.
In Steve Smith they trust. It's that simple.
Former South African captain Graeme Smith probably doesn't know how close to the bone he cut when he said this last week: "Michael has been an outstanding captain, but is more of an abrasive personality. It will be interesting to see now that they have been under Smith for the last few months and if Michael moves back into that space, how then that shifts the personality of the team."
There are two issues at play here: Clarke's broken relationship with Cricket Australia management and his relationship with his teammates.