Johnson was omitted after finishing with figures of 0-170 during the drawn first Test in Brisbane, but could return in Perth after a revampedAustralia attack was again put to the sword by England’s batsmen in the second Ashes Test defeat in Adelaide this week.
Johnson would be rested from state cricket duty this weekend to work with bowling coaches on his technique, local media reported, sparking heated speculation that selectors had pinned their hopes on the 29-year-old finding line and length in time for Perth. England lead the five-Test series 1-0.
“Resting Johnson would be absolutely ridiculous,” Hughes, who captained Australia on-and-off from 1979-1984, fumed in Thursday’s Herald Sun newspaper.
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