Thursday 2 January 2014 

Video - Johnson Criticises England Tactics

Mitchell Johnson has criticised what he sees as deliberate tactics from England batsmen to pull away from the wicket as he is about to deliver the ball.

Nevertheless, the left-armer has already taken 31 wickets to help his side move into a 4-0 lead and they have already regained The Ashes ahead of the fifth and final Test in Sydney, which begins tomorrow (3rd January).

"That's how they play the game and have always played the game. I don't think they'll change," Johnson said.

During the fourth Test in Melbourne, Johnson reacted on one occasion by throwing the ball down the pitch, something he now admits was 'inappropriate'.

"The only thing I regret is throwing the ball," he added. "That was probably a little bit inappropriate at the time, but the rest of it was fine.

"I just let him know that he needed to stop doing it. The sight screens are big enough, he should be watching the game. I won't back down if it happens again."

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