Cricket Australia Items/news/2013/10/31/johnson-released-to-prepare-for-ashes

Johnson released to prepare for Ashes

UPDATED 31 October, 2013 10:27PM AEST | by CRICKET AUSTRALIA 46

Cricket Australia (CA) advises that Mitchell Johnson will be released from the VB ODI Tour of India.

CA’s General Manager of Team Performance Pat Howard said Johnson will return to Australia to prep for longer form cricket as he stakes his claim for selection in the Commonwealth Bank  Ashes Series.

"Mitch has performed very well in India, however, we believe it is best for his preparation ahead of a busy summer to have him return home to increase his bowling loads in preparation for the Ashes Test window,”  Howard said.

Johnson will depart India today for Perth arriving home on Friday.

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First Posted 31 October, 2013 10:22PM AEST

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