Langer backs WA protegee Johnson to return to Oz Test side during winter Ashes

Sydney, Nov 6 : Former Australian cricketer Justin Langer, who is the coach of domestic side Western Australia (WA), has backed his side's player Mitchell Johnson in his bid to return to the national Test side during the winter Ashes.

The left-arm fast bowler is believed to be in the eyes of the national selectors for a return to Test ranks for the Ashes series that will start in Brisbane on November 21.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Langer said that Johnson would be given every opportunity to impress the selectors, although he admitted that Johnson has not played a lot of four-day cricket as compared to one-day cricket.

However, Langer dismissed talk of Johnson being nervous with the first Test, saying that he does not need to be as he is a veteran player, adding that WA is going to use Johnson's aggressive bursts of bowling during their games in order to put his hand up for selection in the first Test.

Johnson has played in 51 Tests for Australia and taken 205 wickets at an average of 30.93 although he has not worn the baggy green cap since March of this year when he went wicket-less against India in a Test in Delhi, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 06-11-2013)

cricket-news headlines

IPL: RR beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

BCCI justifies non-issuing of accreditation to few photo agencies

Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets

Royals restrict Sunrisers to 133/6

Stokes wants Flower's replacement to let England players 'express themselves' like Aussies

Stokes admits need to stop punching 'inanimate' objects in England dressing room

Saqlain feels ICC's 15-degree relaxation way too much for his 'Doosra' invention

Ajmal keen to 'shine' in County Championship to prepare for 2015 World Cup

2014 polls: Ex-cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi bats for Captain Amarinder Singh

Rajasthan Royals put Sunrisers Hyderabad in to bat

Maxwell steals a thriller for Kings XI against Super Kings

IPL: Kings XI Punjab beat CSK by 6 wickets

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top