Mitchell Johnson might play against India


New Delhi: Australia’s bowling spearhead, Mitchell Johnson is looking set to make a comeback in the ODI team as he worked really hard in the nets on Saturday.

At the Sydney Cricket Ground, the pacer worked with Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott on his speed and gave strong signals to play in the fifth match of the on-going tri-series against India, which is scheduled to take place on Monday.

Return of Johnson will certainly give the home team more solidity in their bowling line-up, who has already sealed a slot in the final after winning their first three games of the series.

The 33-year-old was ruled out of the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India due to sore hamstring. And since he has been nursing his injury.

According to a few media reports the speedster was originally set to return to the squad against England, in the fourth ODI. But it seems the team management doesn’t want to take any kind of risk with their prime bowler ahead of forthcoming cricket World Cup, starting next month.

However, there is no official announcement yet from Cricket Australia on the availability of the speedster.