CARLTON MID ODI Tri-Series 2015: Mitchell Johnson is fit for the tri-series final.Md Noman Siddique (Author) Published Date : Jan 31, 2015 10:24 IST
Good news for the Australian team, pace man Mitchell Johnson will lead Australia's fast bowling attack against England in the one-day international tri-series final on Sunday.
In the CARLTON MID Australia and England will resume hostilities at the WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) after the latter reached the final courtesy of a three-wicket win over India on Friday. And the hosts will be boosted by the return of Johnson, who has been rested by Coach Darren Lehmann. Lehmann the head Coach for the Australian team has been impressed with Johnson's efforts in the nets, and cannot wait to reintroduce the 33-year-old on Monday or the tri-series final next Sunday. He'll be close, said the coach. He's been bowling and will be full training tomorrow and hopefully available for selection.
The captain George Bailey is also eagerly awaiting the return of fast bowler Mitchell Johnson in Australia's tri-series final against England on Sunday. No doubt that he is the main strike bowler for their team, and also in the good form.
To the news from Australian team Johnson has been rested throughout the tournament so far, which saw Australia win all three completed matches, with one abandoned against India due to rain.
On the other report Johnson has not played since Australia's Boxing Day Test with India due to a hamstring problem, but is in contention to play in Monday's ODI against the same opponents in Sydney.
All the spectators and the visitors are waiting for the exciting match between the two great teams, on Sunday's final in Perth sees the hosts take on England, who overcame India by three wickets on Friday to secure their place in the showpiece, with both sides looking for a win that would provide a timely boost ahead of the Cricket World Cup.
In the batting line up Opening batsman David Warner is fit after a hamstring injury, but Lehmann will make a late call on the involvement of Shane Watson.
Lehmann, the head coach, said in a press conferences We want to get everyone 100 per cent fit for the final and the World Cup, so there could be some changes again, and we could bat guys in different positions.
CARLTON MID ODI Tri-Series 2015: Mitchell Johnson is fit for the tri-series final.