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Australia left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson will miss the fourth Test against India in Sydney after complaining of hamstring soreness.
Since Johnson skipped Australia’s training session on Saturday, Australia have decided to rest Johnson so that he has enough time to recover prior to the start of the World Cup.
“Mitchell had some right hamstring soreness during the Boxing Day Test and we have been closely monitoring his recovery since that match but feel he has not fully recovered,” Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris. “As such, he will not play in the upcoming Sydney Test match. We expect him to recover in time to play a part in the upcoming tri-series against England and India.”
Australia head coach Darren Lehmann added: “Mitchell is an important part of our plans for the remainder of our summer and we want him 100% right so won’t be taking any risks with him. We believe it is best for Mitchell to take this opportunity to freshen up and get his body fully fit ahead of the tri-series.”