Wednesday 11 December 2013 

Video - More Bouncers Coming - Johnson

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has warned England's batsmen to expect more short-pitched bowling from him when the third Ashes Test gets underway in Perth.

Johnson, recalled to the squad ahead of the series, has proved a revelation with 17 wickets in the first two Tests and has constantly troubled England's much-vaunted batsmen with hostile bouncers and extreme pace.

He took four for 61 and five for 42 in Brisbane as Australia surged to a 381-run win and followed it up with seven for 40 and one for 73 in Adelaide, where the home side went 2-0 up in the five-match series with a 218-run victory.

"It's a different wicket to what it was in Adelaide," Johnson said about the pitch at the WACA.

"As we saw it was pretty flat and pretty slow towards the end there and balls weren't getting up - it's a lot easier to get a short ball here which I'm not going to be afraid of using."

He added that bowling at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour is not the most important thing to him, or what has been behind his revival.

"I'm not worried about bowling at 155-160 clicks (kilometres per hour), I don't think that's important to me - I just want to feel good, good with my rhythm, work with the other team, the other blokes in the line up.

"Stick to what's worked for us - when my rhythm on, the ball comes out the way it does and it's at good pace.

"That's all that matters to me - getting good bounce and good carry out of this wicket."

The second Test gets underway on 13th December.

Video provided by SNTV and is not available to Australian viewers. It will remain live until 25th December 2013 at which point it will be replaced by the latest live video content.

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