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    Johnson, IMO, has improved out of sight. He hasn't been absolutely obliterated apart from South Africa at Perth, and that was along with everyone else against Amla, Smith and AB. Moreover, as soon as Amla was gone he completely dismantled Elgar - not that hard tbf, but the way he did it was electrifying to watch. England has Cook, who won't destroy him so much as wear him down, and Pietersen whom he can be shielded from if need be.

    He could play as a bowling allrounder at 7 if Watto is unfit to bowl/outright injured. He's bowling pies? Take him off and use one of four other options. He's on fire? So much the better.

    Btw, he needs his own top-line sports psychologist, not the hangers-on drawing mind-maps and parroting 'back yourself' that usually tag along with the squad.
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    Trott always found Johnson particularly easy to play.
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    Johnson hasn't improved at all. He bowled in the same style in these two tests as he did in 08-09-10. He didn't bowl fuller. He remained on short balls for his impact. He remains incompatible of bowling in the style we've adopted since mid 2011 and I'd be staggered to see the selectors over-look this fact when there's less people out injured
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Btw, he needs his own top-line sports psychologist, not the hangers-on drawing mind-maps and parroting 'back yourself' that usually tag along with the squad.




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    the hair

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    Yeah, what worries me was the lack of blokes getting out caught behind. So many wickets in front of the wicket, or chopped on.

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