Dropped quartet didn’t meet the set standards: Michael Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke says the disrespectful attitude of the four players was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” but believes that Shane Watson can still come back to the side as vice captain. Watson responded to his axing by flying back to Australia and was contemplating his future.

Clarke said the dropping of the quartet should not be linked to just one incident as it was a result of many things put together, that have happened in the past. “As Australian cricketers, we’re expected to maintain the highest of standards. And in the case of the four players stood down from the third Test here in India, those standards have not been met.

“This was not an isolated incident. As a team over the past couple of months, we have not reached the standards expected of us as Australian cricketers,” Clarke said. “This is the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Read more
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