Johnson to skip South Africa T20 series

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“Mitch has had a very long summer and we think he will benefit from returning home for a few days of rest with his family”

Australia left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson will skip the upcoming three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa, which gets underway on March 9 in Port Elizabeth, after returning home to gain some much-needed rest and relaxation. 

Cricket Australia want to ensure that Johnson is refreshed and revived by the time the World Twenty20 begins in Bangladesh later this month.

“Mitch has had a very long summer and we think he will benefit from returning home for a few days of rest with his family where he can freshen up,” Australia head coach Darren Lehmann said. “He will link back up with the squad in Bangladesh ahead the ICC World Twenty20.”

Johnson’s scintillating form with the ball continued during the recently concluded Test series against South Africa as he took 22 wickets at an outstanding average of 17.36. 

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