Mitchell Johnson to target Strauss and Pietersen

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Mitchell Johnson, Australia’s fast-bowling enigma, is to specifically target Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen when the Ashes series sparks into life at The Gabba on Thursday.

“England really look up to their captain Andrew Strauss, and he is someone we need to target,” Johnson said. “If we can get him to crumble then their players start thinking the same thing and thinking negatively, and so that is someone we will definitely be going after.

“For me personally, being an aggressive bowler, we had a look at a bit of footage of him this morning under the short ball. He can play one that is about chest height but if you get it right on the money, he really does struggle a bit. You have got to get your bouncer high to him. Just be an aggressive bowler at him.”

Full story: The Guardian



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