Be wary of Aussie pace attack: Johnson

December 11th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has warned South Africa to be wary of his side’s pace attack on the bouncy Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) wicket in the first Test starting Dec 17.Johnson, who has been in brilliant form with 50 wickets in 2008, says the tourists shouldn’t get complacent by their pace attack of Dale Steyn (60 wickets this year), Morne Morkel (37) and Makhaya Ntini (46).

“There has always been talk about the WACA wicket being back to its old self,” Johnson was quoted as saying in Courier Mail.

“Throughout the state games this year, I think there has been a sign of that, so hopefully we can get a good nice, fast, bouncy wicket,” said Johnson.

“They (South Africa) have been talking about their bowlers a little bit but I think our attack is something to look forward to as well.

“You’ve got Brett Lee and Stuart Clark there, two classy bowlers. We’re going to put up a fight and I know they are as well.”

The Proteas haven’t won a series against Australia since 1969-70 but arrive this time riding on the back of an unbeaten nine series.

“Hopefully we can win three-nil but we know it’s going to be a tough series and we’re going to give it our best and hopefully put up a good fight and win.”

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