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“There’re guys in their team we’ll definitely go after”
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has announced that he is hungry for revenge in the upcoming Ashes series against arch-rivals England, which gets underway on November 21 in Brisbane.
Johnson, who was included in the squad for the first Ashes Test, has already made his intentions of bowling short and fast to the England batsmen clear.
“I look at the England one-day series and really went hard at a few of those players, in particular Trott,” Johnson told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I think he’s come out and said he’s not worried about the short ball. But we saw what he was like in the one-day series – he definitely didn’t like it. There’re guys in their team we’ll definitely go after.”
One of the “guys” Johnson is looking forward to taking on is England captain Alastair Cook, who may find himself facing a lot of deliveries that are targeted at his “ribs” and “throat”.
“If I can get a few of those rearing balls towards the ribs or those throat balls, and if he gets in the way of it, that’s his own fault,” he said. “You’d rather get the wicket more than anything; you get a lot of joy out of that when you get a player like that out.
“I have a look at last summer, and [Kumar] Sangakkara was an example. I’ve busted his finger, and he’s one of their best players. So they were one short, and I got a couple of those in the middle order. If you can’t get them out, that’s the second option.”