Cricket

Lehmann: Johnson fit for Tests

2014-09-29 09:00
Mitchell Johnson (AP Photo)

Melbourne - Australia cricket coach Darrenn Lehmann says fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be fit for Australia's Test series against Pakistan, starting next month in the United Arab Emirates.

Johnson was withdrawn from the Champions League Twenty20 tournament because of concern over a rib injury but will be with the Australia squad when it flies out to the UAE.

Lehmann said Johnson will "be fine to go. Expect him to play the one-dayers, obviously not the T20 but the one-dayers and the Test series."

The first Test starts October 22 and Lehmann is also confident captain Michael Clarke will have recovered from a hamstring injury to play in that match.

He said "I'm confident, he's confident and that's about where it is at the moment."

Read more on:    mitchell johnson  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.