Mitchell Johnson is a huge weapon, provides X-factor to bowling, says Shane Watson

With the Indian batsmen troubled by Johnson, the Aussies are happy to use the pacer against the middle-order batsmen and termed him as a huge weapon.

updated: October 25, 2013 18:16 IST
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Bhubaneswar: Australian vice-captain Shane Watson on Friday described Mitchell Johnson as a "huge weapon" and said the fiery pacer provided an "X-factor" to their bowling attack against India in the bilateral series.

"It's important to get our match-ups right when we're bowling against their batsmen. I think we've matched up really well. Mitch Johnson provides a big X-factor for us. There's a couple of guys who aren't as comfortable against the short ball compared to some of their other players as well," Watson told reporters at the team hotel here today.

"I think the important thing for us has just been getting our match-ups right. Even batting wise when we're facing certain bowlers that they've got. Also trying to take them on at certain stages of the game. I think we've done that really well so far," he added.

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