Johnson vows to tackle dynamic Sehwag

Published: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 14:18 [IST]
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Johnson vows to tackle dynamic Sehwag

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has vowed to tackle the dynamic Indian opener Virender Sehwag by peppering him with short-balls in the upcoming two Test series between the two sides.

The first Test of the two-match series will begin on October 1 in Mohali.

Johnson reckons Sehwag is vulnerable to short-pitched bowling.

Sehwag was phenomenal when he last played against the Aussies in India. He scored 351 runs at a strike rate of 82.39.

"Sehwag is someone we can bowl a lot of short balls to. I don't think he's too confident with the short ball early. Last time when we were over here we came out and he was hitting good balls for four or six. You look up at the scoreboard and he's almost 50," Johnson said.

He believes if the Aussie pace attack can get early in-roads then it can put a lot of pressure on the Indian lower order.

"I think if we can get their top order out fairly cheaply, it puts a lot of pressure on their lower order like (MS) Dhoni, (Rahul) Dravid and those guys," he was quoted as saying by the 'Australian'.


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