London, July 5: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that Pakistan, the 2009 T20 World Cup champions are a dangerous side because of their strong batting and bowling line-up ahead of Monday"s opening T20 game against them in Birmingham.
“We smashed them in Australia and Mike Hussey did an amazing job in that last T20 game we played against them. They"ve got a good bowling attack," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Johnson, as saying according to ANI reports.
He mentioned about their left-armer Mohammad Aamer, saying he is a good prospect for them and also mentioned about the Rawalpindi express, Shoaib Akhtar, whose pace could be testing for the Australian batting line-up.
“They"ve got some fire with their batting, with the Akmal brothers. They"re a dangerous side, when they want to be," he added.
Johnson further said that he has fully recovered from his elbow infection, and dismissed speculations that his elbow complaint was related to a new tattoo he had inked before the T20 World Cup in the West Indies.
“I wouldn"t have thought so. I got the tattoo three weeks before I travelled away (to the West Indies), so that ruled that out. I got to the West Indies and I felt like I knocked it on the plane, but I"m not 100 per cent sure," Johnson said.
“It started off as a little bursa, a little sac of fluid, and then progressed from there. We"re not really 100 per cent sure how it came and got infected. It could have been a few things, whether the knock was part of it or not. I had a cortisone injection to try and clear it out, whether that had anything to do with it as well," he added.
The tour also includes another T20 game and two Tests.