‘I need to get my head straight’ – Johnson

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Mitchell Johnson will aim to straighten out the kinks in both his head and action after being dropped from the Test team for the first time – but he will do it without leaving the squad. Johnson, 29, is staying in the Australian camp despite being the only man cut from the 13-man outfit for Friday’s second Ashes Test.

At a sombre press conference that felt more like Johnson had suffered a career-ending injury than a dip in form, he vowed to fight his way back. “It’s not the end of the world,” he said, sitting below an honour board on which his 5 for 103 against West Indies last year was the latest bowling entry. “I’ve come back from stress fractures when I was younger, with Queensland.”

Full story: CricInfo

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