Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Mitchell needs to get his groove back

How can Australia win the Ashes 2009 after such a crushing defeat? Two words: Mitchell Johnson. Johnson is by far the best bowler in Australia and a more potent all rounder than Andrew Flintoff. In his last Test series (in South Africa) he had hauls of: 4/25, 4/112, 3/37, 1/78 and 4/148. He scored: 96*, 1, 0, 35, 123*. He bowled like a million dollars last winter, he is struggling to find 50 quid this summer. Whatever Australia need to do to get Johnson back to his best they must do it.

1 comment:

Brian Carpenter said...

Very true, Rob. Having seen him bat live for the first time over the last few days it's clear that his batting is as it appears on TV - almost impossibly classy. If he can tighten the nuts and bolts of his technique a bit he'll get tons of runs for Australia, but what they need him to do most now is bowl well.

There are no magic answers (I hope) - least of all a trip to Northampton.