Michael Clarke's captaincy not under threat, feels CA team performance manager Adam Fraser

Australia have conceded the Ashes 2013 3-0 to England under Michael Clarke’s captaincy © Getty Images

Jaipur: Aug 25, 2013

Despite team’s disappointing Ashes defeat, there is apparently no threat to Michael Clarke‘s captaincy, feels Cricket Australia‘s Manager (team performance) Adam Fraser.

Fraser, who is part of the three-member team of observers in Jaipur to inspect the facilities and arrangements for the Australia’s forthcoming tour to India, said that Clarke is a world class player and his position as skipper is not under any threat.

“Clarke is a world class player and I don’t think his captainshipis under any kind of threat. Our performance in the Ashes Series is not that bad as the result suggests.

“A dropped catch or a few little things here and there could have made a lot of difference. I feel our boys were quite close. I don’t think many would roll after the Ashes Series,” Fraser told PTI.

Talking about how the team would strategise, Fraser said,”We are working into few things and I can’t disclose them. But we are prepared for all types of conditions. This has been a routine that we tour the country to fathom the conditions.”

Fraser feels that sub-continental wickets haven’t changed a lot.

“I don’t think the wickets have changed from the past and there might be high scoring games which suits us.”

When asked how whether Cricket Australia would act tough against Darren Lehman, who has been charged and fined about USD 3,000 for a breach of the ICC’s code of conduct over a radio interview outburst in which he accused England bowler Stuart Broad of “blatant cheating”, Fraser said that CA was not taking this matter any further.

“The ICC has already done what was needed and CA would not take the matter any further,” said Fraser.