[caption id="attachment_777189" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Starc-Johnson-Twitter.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-777189" alt="Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc. @ Twitter" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Starc-Johnson-Twitter.jpg" width="628" height="418" /></a> Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc. @ Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Perth:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mitchell-johnson/">Mitchell Johnson</a> has offered to help <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mitchell-starc/">Mitchell Starc</a> rediscover his rhythm ahead of the second Test against India in Perth, where the fast pitch can have the Australian pace spearhead "alive and going". <p></p> <p></p>Starc managed two wickets in the first innings and three in the second in Adelaide, where India emerged <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-1st-test-adelaide-virat-kohlis-india-creates-history-by-claiming-series-opener-in-australia-776372">victorious by 31 runs</a>. The second Test begins on Friday. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-australia-should-contemplate-dropping-mitchell-starc-if-hes-not-up-to-scratch-in-perth-mark-waugh-777128">Australia should contemplate dropping Mitchell Starc if he s not up to scratch in Perth: Mark Waugh</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Johnson, the fifth-highest wicket-taker for Australia in Test history, feels his former team-mate is perhaps struggling with something in his mind. <p></p> <p></p>"Everyone operates in a different way and I've already sent him a couple of text messages to see if he wants to catch up and have a chat about things because I have worked with him in the past and you get to know people really well," Johnson said on BBC's Stumps podcast. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/tim-paine-is-the-toughest-pretty-boy-ive-ever-met-justin-langer-777181">Tim Paine is the toughest pretty boy I've ever met: Justin Langer</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"It just looked like there was something on his mind, something's not quite clicking. We'll sit down hopefully before the Perth Test match starts. <p></p> <p></p>Johnson is hoping that the WACA wicket plays true to its reputation to help Starc play solid and aggressive. "It's probably going to be a pretty quick and bouncy wicket as well. That could really get (Starc) alive and going. All I would say to him is he's just got to have that belief in himself and get involved in the game and I guess have that presence, said Johnson. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-fast-bowlers-will-have-a-gala-time-in-perth-mitchell-johnson-777106">Fast bowlers will have a gala time in Perth: Mitchell Johnson</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Starc has said that his previous ankle injuries had him concerned about the footholes. <p></p> <p></p>In the past 12 months, Starc has 29 Test wickets from eight matches at 32.62 apiece, with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nathan-lyon/">Nathan Lyon</a> (46 from 10 games), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/">Pat Cummins</a> (40 from eight) and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/josh-hazlewood/">Josh Hazlewood</a> (30 from eight) all claiming more wickets during the same period. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-justin-langer-fascinated-at-what-perths-optus-stadium-pitch-will-throw-up-777134">Justin Langer 'fascinated' at what Perth's Optus Stadium pitch will throw up</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Johnson said Starc is much better than what was on show in Adelaide. I know what he's capable of. He's just not swinging the ball at the moment. I feel like he might be slightly underdone. He has been out with injuries and he's sort of come back. I don't feel like he's got that rhythm at the moment. <p></p> <p></p> The Mitchell Starc I know, he runs in, he's got that real good rhythm in his run up, he's running in fast, he's got that presence about him, he has a good follow through where he's in the batsman's face, he's involved in the game. We're just not seeing that.