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"Australian cricket, I think, needs to stop worrying about being liked and start worrying about being respected", Clarke said.

Clarke's ex-teammate Simon Katich spoke on Whateley's SEN program the following day, saying the former captain's comments had "missed the mark".

The ball-tampering scandal in March led to long suspensions for former captain Steve Smith, vice captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft, and triggered reviews into the culture of the men's team and governing body Cricket Australia.

Cricket Australia XI eased to a comfortable 356 for 6 against India on the third day of the tour game at the SCG on Friday.

"If you think about the ACA and CA, the public and the team, the media and the team, it's a bit disjointed at the moment, the more we can bring it back, the more harmony you get the happier environment for everyone. Certainly there's that aspect, but from an opposition perspective we're not concerned about being liked one bit".

Harris said Clarke's Australian sides played hard, played tough, and played to win.

Paine also insisted that players like Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, who are desperate to fight it out in the Test series are going to help guys grow with confidence around them.

The 33-year-old also added that a few players enjoy verbal banter and they have the freedom to indulge in a few exchanges of words but the Australian team will not go over the top.

"They are not going to play all four, they are going to play three and maybe one or two spinners", Lawson said. It was a sentiment that Paine agreed with, stating that part of the "tweaks" the team were trying to make was unlearning what had evolved into an unbecoming habit.

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"If you can ask yourself that question - "am I making my fellow Australians proud?' - and answer that with a 'yes" then we're on the right track".

After torrential rain scuppered the opening day of play at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday, India were keen to get in the middle for some batting practice in their only game ahead of the four-Test series.

The point is, we were caught for blatantly cheating and we have to rectify that as soon as possible to earn back the respect of the cricketing public in Australia and worldwide.

Paine said he will allow his players to decide if they need to spur an individual contest or play the game without any verbal battles. "He will undergo an intensive rehabilitation program to hasten the recovery and be available for selection at the earliest", it added.

"It depends on the individual".

"I thought the ball came out pretty well", Ashwin said.

"But we now know the difference between what's right and what's wrong, and what's expected".

"If you try and walk away from it, we might be the most liked team in the world, we're not going to win shit".

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