Daily Mail UK – PERTH, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Nathan Lyon’s wish to see the end of some England careers after another Ashes whitewash could easily come true if the tourists’ struggling senior players fail to lift quickly, former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has said.

Summary

  • PERTH, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Nathan Lyon’s wish to see the end of some England careers after another Ashes whitewash could easily come true if the tourists’ struggling senior players fail to lift quickly, former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has said.
  • Johnson captured 37 wickets in the 5-0 sweep of Alastair Cook’s England in 2013/14 which sparked the exits of a number of senior players and staff.
  • Cook, who will be 33 when the Boxing Day test starts, scored 766 runs in England’s 2010/11 triumph Down Under but struggled with the bat as captain during the 2013/14 series.
  • With England’s lack of pace exposed on Australian wickets, Johnson doubted they could win in Melbourne or Sydney without a genuine quick, and urged selectors to recall Durham seamer Mark Wood.
  • The Ashes had been disappointing from a “fan’s point of view” but that was of little concern to Johnson, who enjoyed a number of fiery on-field exchanges with England players during his international days.


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