Mitchell Johnson set to unleash ‘fear factor’ against South Africa
Mitchell Johnson destroyed South Africa with a 12-wicket haul at Centurion © Getty Images
Sydney: Feb 16, 2014
Australian pace sensation Mitchell Johnson is reportedly planning to continue to unleash the ”fear factor” against South Africa in the remaining two Tests following his 12-wicket demolition job leaving the visitors with a big advantage in the three-Test series.
Australia thrashed the hosts at their supposed ”fortress” Centurion Park by a whopping 281 runs in the first Test with more than a day spare.
According to News.com.au, Johnson, Man of the Match for the fourth time in six Tests, said that he has no intention of changing his lethal approach and claimed that it was ”a nice feeling” to hit star South African batsman Hashim Amla flush on the helmet grill with a nasty delivery first up.
Johnson said that he is planning to continue with his methods in the future Tests as he has succeeded with the plan before in Australia in similar conditions, adding that ”fear factor” is a big part of his arsenal, especially on wickets that have suited that kind of bowling like it did in Centurion.
However Johnson claimed that he does not need those conditions to succeed, with the second Test in Port Elizabeth tipped to be played on a slow, low pitch like the new Adelaide drop-in wicket, where he claimed 7 for 40 against England, including a withering spell of 6 for 16 from 26 balls.