Australia to miss Mitchell Johnson in final ODI vs India

Pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson is flying home to prepare for the upcoming Ashes series.

updated: October 31, 2013 19:20 IST
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Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson is returning home to prepare for the upcoming Ashes series and will miss the seventh and deciding one-dayer of the ongoing series against India in Bangalore on Saturday.

Johnson will play in two Sheffield Shield fixtures and another match before Cricket Australia (CA) announces its squad for the Ashes series against England on November 12.

Cricket Australia's General Manager of Team Performance Pat Howard said that Johnson would return home to prepare for the longer format of the game.

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