Fast bowling spearhead Pat Cummins has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Paine and former skipper Steve Smith is also in the reckoning.
Clarke, one of the world's top batsmen during his time, cited Saker's comment, that even he could have been blamed for the fiasco, to drive home the point of collective responsibility.
The issue was put under the spotlight again when Bancroft last week revealed that Australian bowlers in the team at that time might have had some knowledge about the plot.
Clarke said Australia needed to move on from the anger over Smith's ball-tampering plot in the third Test against South Africa and work on restoring the sport's battered reputation.
The team, in a plot led by captain Steve Smith and senior players, confessed to ball tampering against South Africa in the third test at Cape Town on Saturday.
Retired former skipper Michael Clarke open to return as Australia captain after ball-tampering scandal
Clarke, 36, retired in 2015 after his 115th and final Test of the Ashes series against England and comments on cricket for Australia's Nine Network.
The in-form Ranchi batsman Dhoni has led India to 2011 World Cup glory on home soil has been in good form lately.
Smith's captaincy is likely to be tested to the limit with Australia trailing 0-1 in the five-ODI series against India.
Most of the Australian players are part of the Indian Premier League which makes it easier for them to adapt to the conditions.
Michael Clarke picked England, Australia, South Africa and India as the semi-finalists in the Champions Trophy.
Former England skipper Michel Vaughan described Dhoni as one of the greatest captains to have ever led a cricket team.