Originally Posted by Burgey
Oh I think Bresnan is a very good bowler.
But then Johnson looked a million bucks in SA last time we toured there.
I actually think Johnson's best chance of performing decently over the medium term, is if he's operating in an attack with the likes of Harris and Copeland, who are very disciplined bowlers. Lets him run in and bowl, not worry about being "the leader", or getting caught between trying to bowl accurately and try and be something other than what he is - a fairly enigmatic performer.
Having said that he should go in favour of Dougeh, I should say I thought he bowled better than his figures suggested in SL just gone.
Agree with all of that, Johnson is a matchwinner and if Harris and Copeland play there should be less pressure on him. I think it has got to the stage though that he puts too much pressure on himself now and underperforms. maybe the happy hunting ground of SA will spark him into life again.