Johannesburg: Australia's enigmatic fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes he can nab plenty of wickets in South Africa - simply by replicating the way he bowled in Sri Lanka.
Though Johnson returned only six wickets at 52.18 in Australia's 1-0 series win, he felt his rhythm and pace were good enough to do greater damage in more helpful conditions. These climes almost certainly await him in South Africa, where Johnson was at his most fearsome in the tourists' unexpected 2-1 success in early 2009.
"I actually felt I bowled pretty well, pretty consistent over in Sri Lanka," Johnson said at Western Australia's season launch in Perth. "Obviously I didn't get the wickets. That's what the selectors want to see - wickets and runs. But for me I felt like I bowled pretty well, pretty consistent. My pace was up.