Nielsen backs ‘refitted’ Johnson to be Oz Ashes saviourBy ANI
Friday, December 10, 2010
PERTH - Australian coach Tim Nielsen believes that ‘refitted’ fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has the potential to revive his team’s chances in the ongoing Ashes series.
Australia is currently 0-1 down in the five-match series after losing the second Test in Adelaide by an innings and 71 runs.
Johnson has been working with mentor Troy Cooley in Perth to raise his arm action and rediscover his lethal in-swinger.
“We thought it was prudent to give him the best opportunity and come out in Perth and be as good as he can possibly be,” the Herald Sun quoted Nielsen, as saying.
“We thought his action was a little bit loose and had to try and fix a few things up,” he added.
The 29-year-old was axed by the selectors after he finished the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane wicketless. (ANI)