Australia’s pacemen jersey will target Joe Rootin Here is your first Forum Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:32 am
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Australia’s pacemen will target Joe Root in the opening Ashes Test in an attempt to bring back memories of the bruising series whitewash four years ago when England’s batsmen were “scared” of Mitchell Johnson, according to Nathan Lyon.
Lyon on Monday celebrated his 30th birthday with a series of remarkable and seemingly pre-planned potshots at the tourists before the first Test begins at the Gabba on Thursday, saying England were frightened from No1 to No11 of Johnson’s barrage in 2013 and claiming how “I was at leg slip and I nearly had to push a couple of the guys back towards the stumps”.
He also stated that Australia again hope to end careers, just as they did on the 2013‑14 tour, and talked about that victory as one of his “fondest series”, adding “seeing Mitchell Johnson scare all the Erik Johnson Authentic Jersey Poms was unbelievable”.
Root, who played club cricket in Adelaide with Lyon before either had graduated to the international game, will be watched particularly closely by Australia after he endured a tough first Ashes tour four years ago.
“Root got dropped last time [in Sydney] when he was here, so it’d be good to get him dropped again, wouldn’t it?” Lyon added. “If we can start by opening up that crack, it’s pretty crucial. There’s a lot of scars for the English guys, especially coming over here, especially when we have two guys bowling 150kph, not just one now.
“I don’t want Joe to go out there and say: ‘Mate, there you go, here’s a hundred today.’ I want to take his wicket. I want to put him under pressure. Test-match cricket is about being resilient and, if you can bounce back from your lows, you will have some highs.”
Curiously the other player Lyon took particularly aggressive aim at was Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper who was dropped after the third Test on the last tour and played only four more to end what had hitherto been a superb career containing three Ashes series wins.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Lyon, “knowing that they are broken. Stephen Anderson Jersey Leading into Perth we knew that they were broken, we knew Matt Prior wanted to fly home before the game started and he was one of the senior players.”
Prior, http://www.authenticnikeredskinshop.com/jonathan-allen-jersey-for-sale-c-67.html who retired in the summer of 2015, was quick to retort to the barbs. “That’s absolutely http://www.officialauthenticseahawksshop.com/Nike-Jarran-Reed-Jersey.html laughable. If that was the case and I was scared, why didn’t I go home then? I have no idea where this has come from. Of all the things he could have come up with? That’s completely ridiculous and all I can do is laugh. It is wholeheartedly untrue.”