<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Mitchell Johnson" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130914085417.jpg" title="Mitchell Johnson" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Mitchell Johnson picked up two for 36 in the second ODI against England at Old Trafford © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>London: Sep 14, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australia pace bowler <a href="/tags/Mitchell-Johnson/post" target="_blank">Mitchell Johnson</a> has warned England to expect another ferocious assault in Saturday's fourth one-day international in Cardiff.<br /> <br /> Johnson was not selected for the recent <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashes-2013-England-win-series-3-0-after-5th-Test-ends-in-draw-at-The-Oval/30312" target="_blank">Ashes series which England won 3-0</a>, but he has returned for the five limited overs matches and has already made quite an impact.<br /> <br /> The 31-year-old left-armer has a point to prove as he looks to secure a spot in Australia's squad for the Ashes rematch on home soil later this year and he showed his pace and aggression can still cause problems when he <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Australia-thrash-England-by-88-runs-in-2nd-ODI-at-Old-Trafford/30755" target="_blank">bounced out Jonathan Trott at Old Trafford</a> and then dismissed <a href="/tags/Kevin-Pietersen/post" target="_blank">Kevin Pietersen</a> the same way at Edgbaston.<br /> <br /> "I have that confidence and belief in my bowling," Johnson said on Friday. <br /> <br /> "Whoever I'm up against, I'm confident I can get them out and intimidate them — that's what I'll be doing here and in every game going forward.<br /> <br /> "When you can get those guys out with the short ball, it can be very intimidating — and the short ball is part of my armoury.<br /> <br /> "When I've been at my best, being aggressive, I bowl that 'armpit' ball or a nice ball to the throat of the batsman — and then I try to use the ball swinging, getting it up there for the lbws or bowleds or catches behind."<br /> <br /> Johnson senses he may have already struck some psychological blows against the opposition, as well as physical ones, after <a href="/tags/Jonathan-Trott/post" target="_blank">Trott</a> was hit on the helmet in Birmingham.<br /> <br /> "I hope they are wary of me," he said. "I just have to keep being aggressive and keep it simple."<br /> <br /> His Ashes exclusion was hard to take and the pain of that snub has made him all the more determined to force his way back into the Test team.<br /> <br /> "It was disappointing to find out I wasn't in the squad because I thought I'd been performing, coming back from the injury," he said.<br /> <br /> "Watching the first ball of an Ashes series was quite hard, but then I got over it and knew I had to keep working hard."<br /> <br /> Australia are 1-0 up with two to play in the one-day series, but, while Johnson would be pleased to help his team end a troubled tour on a high note, he is more concerned with showing he deserves to add to his 51 Test caps.<br /> <br /> "I feel like I've been performing. I want to play Test cricket, that's my number one format," he said.<br /> "I hope I get the chance to play against England and win an Ashes series."<br /> <br /> Johnson admits it was not always so, but these days he will lose no sleep over the banter and abuse he often receives from England's fans.<br /> <br /> "I didn't like it when I first came over. I didn't expect it," he said.<br /> <br /> "I'd been in some pretty good form throughout 2009 and I didn't really expect to cop as much flak as I did.<br /> "Now, it doesn't bother me. I know what to expect over here now.<br /> <br /> "You start to sing the songs in your head - it's pretty catchy!<br /> <br /> "I think I'm always going to cop it over here now. As soon as I bowl a wide, I get it.<br /> <br /> "But it's all part of the game, and I've learnt to live with it and enjoy it."