Australian pace battery is getting more charged up as fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is returning to the team for Carlton Mid ODI tri-series final and he’ll be playing 2015 cricket world cup as well. He was out from the side due to injury and was resting. Shane Watson is in doubt for the final but it is expected that he’ll play world cup.
Mitchell Johnson said, “I needed a fair bit of a rest. It’d been a big 12 months personally, but for all the bowlers as well. The body now is fully recovered and ready to go. I’m feeling rested. I don’t have any soreness there anymore, so I’m feeling pretty good.”
Johnson also believes that final against England is going to important match and it’s big one. It will be great for me to make returning in a big match. He said, “It’s a big match to come into, but I’m as prepared as I can be. I’ve played a fair bit of one-day cricket now and I know what to expect. I’m looking forward to getting out there.”
Shane Watson is expected to make entry in 2015 world cup but he will not be playing triangular series final against England. Head coach Darren Lehmann indicated that Watson will not be able to make appear in the final. We don’t take chance ahead of world cup. Mitchell Marsh may be included in Australia plying XI against England on 1 February.
Darren Lehmann said, “I don’t think he’ll play, to be perfectly honest. Obviously Mitch Marsh will play for us I would think. We want to make sure everyone is 100 per cent before they play for Australia. If he’s not quite right we won’t play him.”