Nielsen backs struggling Johnson

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Australia’s coach, Tim Nielsen, has said that the team will do everything in its power to boost the morale of their misfiring strike bowler, Mitchell Johnson, whose place in the starting XI for Friday’s second Test at Adelaide is in jeopardy following a barren performance at the Gabba.

The Brisbane Test will forever be remembered for England’s massive second-innings scoreline of 517 for 1, but Johnson is the man who is taking the blame for the toothlessness of Australia’s attack. He returned match figures of 0 for 170, the worst of his 39-Test career, and his fragile confidence was further undermined by a crucial dropped catch off England’s captain, Andrew Strauss, as well as a 19-ball duck.

Full story: CricInfo


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