Just doing a quick search to see if there is indeed any pressure on the media, found this article interesting:
Michael Clarke is becoming the modern-day Mike Brearley | The Australian
Think it's a bit early to be calling his captaincy Brearley-esque, but I found this part very illuminating:
Cricket Australia last night endorsed the selection panel's decision to appoint Clarke "110 per cent". "We're talking about a new-age sport that is writing its own rules about the concepts that count and Michael Clarke is a new-age all-rounder, T20 cricketer who understands the needs of the new game," a CA spokesman said.
"He can get through overs quickly, efficiently and effectively and take wickets and he's a batsman willing to sacrifice himself for the team going down the order.
"He's undefeated as a captain, which is exceptional."
Talk about damning with faint praise