Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has warned England he can be as intimidating with a white ball as a red one as he prepares to return to the Australian team for Friday’s second one-day international at the Gabba.
Johnson claimed 37 wickets as Australia won the Ashes Test series 5-0, playing a larger part than any other player in allowing Australia to unsettle, then dominate the England team.
His return to the Australian one-day side will add to the pressure England finds itself under after their Test whitewash and their loss in the opening match of the four-match one-day series.
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“Definitely, I think I proved that in the last one-day series in India and England, you can still use the short-pitched ball and be aggressive,” Johnson said.
“I really enjoy bowling with the white ball, it swings a bit more and I think you can still be as intimidating with the white ball. That doesn’t change a thing for me.”
Johnson’s return looms as another challenge for England’s out-of-form captain Alastair Cook. Cook’s dry summer in Australia continued when he was dismissed off the second ball in a 50-overs tour match against the Prime Minister’s XI on Tuesday after being out third ball in the first one-day international.
Johnson said he felt no sympathy for Cook.
“I don’t think I’m going to feel sorry for an opposition player,” he said. “We all go through our highs and lows and I understand that and have been through it just like any other cricketer.
“It’s definitely very tough for him at the moment. Obviously everyone looks up to their captain so I’m sure he’s finding it very hard at the moment.
“There’s a lot of pressure on him and he’s definitely feeling it.”