Mitchell Johnson happy to be aggressor during ODI series win over Pak

Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has said that he is happy to be the aggressor in his team's attack after he fired his side to a successful ODI series win over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 12, 2014, 13:32 PM IST
Mitchell Johnson happy to be aggressor during ODI series win over Pak

Johannesburg: Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has said that he is happy to be the aggressor in his team's attack after he fired his side to a successful ODI series win over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

The left-armer bowled with venom and guile to take claim wickets in the two games, delivering match figures of 3 for 24 in the 93-run win in Sharjah and 3 for 40 in a five-wicket win in Dubai which gave Australia a 2-0 unbeatable lead in the three-match series.

Johnson recovered in time from a rib injury sustained on the tour of Zimbabwe in August and would also be the spearhead for Australia's attack in the two Test series against Pakistan following the ODIs, Sport24 reported.

Johnson, who took 37 wickets in Australia's remarkable Ashes turn-around of a 5-0 bashing ofEngland last year, said that he is gaining more confidence.

Johnson said that he is there to be the aggressor and still tries and bowls and hit the wicket hard and also bowl those bouncers as well. He said that he is just getting his confidence back and things are going the way he wanted to go at the moment, adding that the rhythm and speed is pretty good.

It was Johnson who helped Australia stage a comeback after Pakistan put on a 126-run opening stand on Friday, dismissing Sarfraz Ahmed on 65, Umar Akmal on five and Shahid Afridi on two to trigger a middle-order collapse which saw Pakistan derailing from 126-1 to 215 all out.

Johnson also said that his team would go for another win in the final ODI in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.