Mitchell Johnson might miss the 4th test against India

Mitchell Johnson might miss the 4th test against India

Mitchell Johnson might miss the 4th test against India: Australia’s most lethal bowling weapon and the man they rely most on Mitchell Johnson is known to have harmed his hamstring a bit. The left-arm fast bowler missed the regular training on Saturday, the reason suggested was soreness in the hamstring. This makes his availability for the last test match against India doubtful and Mitchell Johnson might miss the 4th and last test against India.

Australia in the situation that they are 2-0 up in the series might well not want to push Mitch sighting the World Cup in hindsight. At the same time the team has enough fast bowling and left arm fast bowling options in its ranks to let Johnson rest.

Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle are both training with the team and looking forward for their chance of making a cut into the team. Though Johnson has been their leading bowler and put in the maximum working hours, his exclusion might not harm their chances much.

Johnson had earlier said that the Aussie bowlers have worked hard and they would need some recharging break after the SCG test match.

“Definitely, all us bowlers feel like we need to have a bit of a freshen up, “So we’ll just see what happens after this match here.”And then we’ve got some tri-series one-dayers, so hopefully I can get a bit of a break at some stage there. Mitch told the reporters.

Pressing on the importance of a break post a long and tiring series and ahead of some more important assignment Johnson said, “I had a break after the one-dayers in Perth earlier, which was to freshen me up and that was really helpful.”

Siddle with his experience and success against India might get a go ahead of Starc who was given a game in this series as well and did not achieve success enough to be retained and the New South Wales bowler returned back to the BBL. After discovering Johnson’s soreness he was recalled to bowl at the nets in the SCG and when asked about his chances for the last test against India Starc said,

“It depends on the fitness levels of other blokes and how they pulled up from last week, “I’ll always prepare to play, and I feel like the ball’s coming out well from the last two BBL games, I’ll keep doing the same and preparing to go.”