Johnson to play against Proteas at SCG on Friday

January 22nd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Jan.22 (ANI): Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has been rushed straight back into the Australian team for Friday’’s one-day match against South Africa at the SCG.
Johnson returns following a fortnight`s rest after the SCG Test and Ben Hilfenhaus drops out of the 12-man squad for the third match in the five-game series which is locked at 1-1.
Spinner Nathan Hauritz is in with a chance to play his first match of the one-day series with the final side to be named before play on Friday.
“Mitchell will obviously come back in, a couple of weeks off he was obviously jumping out of his skin to get back in the nets to bat and bowl again. That is a good sign for us. Hauritz is in the 12 and Hilfenhaus is the one who misses out, Fox Sports quoted skipper Ricky Ponting, as saying.
The Australian team is as follows: Shaun Marsh, David Warner, Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Cameron White, Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), James Hopes/Nathan Hauritz, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Bracken and Shaun Tait.
The South African side (possible): Herschelle Gibbs, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, A B de Villiers, J P Duminy, Neil McKenzie, Mark Boucher (wicketkeeper), Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn/Morne Morkel and Makhaya Ntini. (ANI)

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