Shut up and read this.
Ed Cowan on facing Mitchell Johnson at the WACA | Opinion | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo
Two things in this paragraph explain where the England bats went wrong in playing Johnson.My plans at the WACA were simple. They had to be, against serious pace. I'd get on-side of the ball to negate the angle in, and not expect any swing away from my left-hander's stance. If it did swing, I felt I would adjust late. The plan was clear: get forward and look to push him down the ground, knowing square-of-the-wicket shots would come naturally as the innings progressed. I knew the best place to play was from the other end: clichéd, yes, but generally effective in resisting the new ball.