Michael Clarke and Darren lehmann © Getty Images
Michael Clarke (left) and Darren lehmann (right) could not keep their feud hidden © Getty Images

Sydney: Sep 3, 2014

Australian skipper Michael Clarke‘s feud with Coach Darren Lehmann over team selection has become public after the team lost the one-day series to Zimbabwe.

Lehmann wanted to keep the issues private but Clarke made it known that middle-order batsman Steve Smith should have been picked for the spin-friendly wicket in Harare.

According to News.com.au, Lehman said that he had expected a code of silence amongst the coach, captain and the selectors.

Lehmann said that he would have never wanted the issue to be out in the media while Clarke claimed that he would always be honest with the media and only intends to win every game.

Clarke said that the 11 players on field have to be chosen carefully and that the team could not win if they continue to play like they did that night.