Mithcell Johnson Considering to Quit One Cricket Format
By Dhrubajyoti Biswas | April 16, 2014 3:18 PM EST
Australia's pace-man Mitchell Johnson would like to concentrate on his Test career by quitting from at least one format of international cricket.
Johnson also made a formidable comeback in Test cricket during Ashes, when the Aussies nailed England by 5 - 0 in the series.
Johnson, however, suffered from toe infection after the end of the South Africa series, further leading to his unavailability in the T20 World Cup held at Bangladesh.
When asked if he would be comfortable with all the format of International Cricket, he replied, "Probably not."
"I think I've got to be a lot smarter now ... Twenty20 cricket you don't play a lot of anyway, it just happened at this time there was a World Cup straight after the South Africa series which I was looking forward to being involved in before I got injured ... Twenty20, I will quite happily say, is not my favourite format - I would rather play Test cricket ... And maybe one day (international) cricket I have to look at as well," read parts of Johnson's statement on Australia Cricket's Web site.
Though Johnson is trying to move away from the smaller format, he is rather keen to be a part of World Cup squad, as Australia will host the 2015 ICC World Cup.
Johnson was also a member of the 2007 World Cup squad at West Indies, but he remains in the stand without playing any match.
"I'd like to win a World Cup - I've been involved in the West Indies in 2007 which was a well-paid holiday apparently ... so I would love to be a part of Australia's 2015 World Cup and I certainly think we've got the team to win it ... We've played some really good one-day cricket and given that it's being played at home, it would be a great opportunity ... But my main goal now is to get to that 2015 Ashes series in England, so I'll be doing everything I can to reach that goal," Johnson added.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Real Life ‘Frozen’: Snow Overwhelms The US, Kills 7; More To Come (Pictures)
- Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt in Sydney for ‘Unbroken’ Red Carpet Premiere [PHOTOS]
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5, Episode 8 Spoilers: Daryl Dixon Is Set To Burn The Place Down in ‘Coda’
- G20 Summit Awkward Moments: Putin Yawns, Mystery Bubbles Appear, F18 Drama Ensues
Join the Conversation
- Boxing News: Pacquiao And Mayweather Might Meet 'In The First Six Months Of Next Year' - Bob Arum
- Boxing News 2014: Pacquiao Considers Ditching Jessica Sanchez To Sing Philippine National Anthem In Favour Of Born-Again Pastors; Stallone & Schwarzenegger to Watch Bout
- Michael Phelps' Lover Reveals She Was Born Intersex In Lengthy Facebook Post
- 2014 Davis Cup Final: Switzerland Vs. France - Roger Federer Vs. Gael Monfils Live Streaming Info and Preview
- Michael Schumacher Update: Rep Responds To Streiff’s Comments—‘He’s Neither A Friend Nor Has He Ever Visited Him’
- US Plane Flying Over Russian Skies Spotted; Vladimir Putin Ready For 'Practical Cooperation' With US
- Alleged 'Microsoft Lumia 1030' Front Panel Leaked With Capacitive Buttons; 'Xbox One' Owners To Get Free Goodies On Anniversary
- Nexus 6 Release Date And Price Under AT&T, T-Mobile And Sprint Listed
- Black Friday 2014 Sale: Top Deals On Game Consoles Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Wii U And More
- Cold War 2: Russia, China And North Korea’s Blacklisted Company Fortify Alliance -- Reports