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Johnson Set To Return For Tri-Series Final Against England

Fit Johnson Set To Return For Tri-Series Final Against England
Australia pace bowler, Mitchell Johnson is set to make a return to the ODI team for the tri-series final against England, after having taken over a month break.
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Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson is set to make a return to the One-Day International team for the tri-series final against England, after having taken over a month's break.

Johnson, who sustained a sore hamstring during the Boxing Day Test against India, admitted that the break was a much needed one having played four Test series in 2014.

“I needed a fair bit of a rest. It'd probably been a big twelve months personally, but for all the bowlers as well," he said.

“The UAE was quite tough. We bowled a lot of overs there,” said Johnson.

The 33-year-old left-arm pacer declared he is fit and ready to go.

“Coming into Australia the wickets were a little bit flatter than we expected.”

“The body now is fully recovered and ready to go.

The ICC’s player of the year said he is looking forward to the tri-series final against England.

"I'm feeling pretty good. I'm feeling rested.

“I don't have any soreness there anymore, so I'm feeling pretty good.

“It’ll be nice to play on a nice fast, bouncy wicket again. It's a big match to come into, but I'm as prepared as I can be,” added Johnson.

Johnson, who lost a bit of pace during the Test series against India, asserted he will regain the speed soon.

“Pace was the one thing I was a little disappointed with through the Test series, it wasn’t quite the same, but I was pretty happy with how I performed.

“It will be nice to play at the WACA and try and rip in there and lead into the World Cup.”

Australia will be taking on England in the final of the tri-series on Sunday.

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