Mitchell Johnson © AFP
Mitchell Johnson was surprised with Proteas’ decision of playing two spinners in their last meeting © AFP

Sep 5, 2014

Australia speed star Mitchell Johnson feels that his side knows exactly where South Africa can be vulnerable. Australia will take on their fierce rivals South Africa in the triangular series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

Johnson stated that they should capitalise on every opportunity that will come their way during the final as the Proteas will not leave much room for error. He also feels that their strategies selections and mindset makes it easier for their rivals to plan accordingly, reported the Official Cricket Australia Website.

Johnson put forth the example of the Proteas playing two spinners in their last meeting as a part of a good strategy.

Johnson said, “I was a little bit surprised by their selection of two spinners, we know what they’re like and they’re pretty structured in their ways.”

He further added, “It was quite an interesting selection I thought. They like to play a certain way (but) they were maybe hoping it was going to spin and do the same as the last wicket did against Zimbabwe. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens in the final and what team they want to go with. If they want to go with two spinners again, or go back to their old ways with the four quicks.”