Australia send Johnson back home
by CricketArchive staff reporter

Scorecard:Australia v West Indies, Australia v India
Player:MJ Cosgrove, PA Jaques, MG Johnson
Event:DLF Cup 2006/07

DateLine: 18th September 2006


Three of Australia's squad of 18 in Malaysia for the DLF Cup are being sent home, including fast bowler Mitchell Johnson who took four wickets against India on Saturday.


Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said as well as Johnson, batsmen Phil Jaques and Mark Cosgrove were departing, but it was no reflection on how the players had performed. He said they brought a large squad so they could have a look at some of their younger players with the Champions Trophy, Ashes series and World Cup on the horizon.


“All three players were advised before the tour that they would only be participating in the first two games of the DLF Cup,” he said. “This was a good opportunity for all three young players to display their skills at international level. They have all performed extremely well and their return home is in no way a reflection of the performance of those players.”


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