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Mitchell Johnson out injured from 4th test

Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's hamstring injury rules him out of 4th test against India

Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates taking the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara for 21 runs on the final day of their cricket test match in Mel...

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Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates taking the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara for 21 runs on the final day of their cricket test match in Mel...

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson will miss the fourth test against India due to a right hamstring injury.

Cricket Australia said in a statement on Sunday that Johnson had not recovered from the hamstring soreness that first affected him during the drawn third test in Melbourne.

It said Johnson was expected to play in the upcoming limited-overs international series against England and India.

Australia has clinched the test series, and it was expected team officials would not risk Johnson with the World Cup beginning late next month.

Coach Darren Lehmann says "Mitchell is an important part of our plans for the remainder of our summer, and we want him 100 percent right."

Mitchell Starc or Peter Siddle are likely replacements for Johnson.

The match begins on Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.


Updated : 2021-09-18 22:32 GMT+08:00