Mitchell Johnson determined to return to Australia's Test side
Mitchell Johnson is determined to force his way back into Australia's plans ahead of the home Ashes series this winter.
Last Updated: 30/08/13 5:56pm
The left-armer was overlooked this summer as Australia fell 3-0, but he is in their one-day and Twenty20 squads and took a couple of wickets in the win over England at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday.
Johnson topped 93mph on the speed gun and says he will continue to try and trouble batsmen with pace, which could well be his best way back into the Test side, something that Brett Lee has suggested.
"To be honest, I'd love to get back playing Test match cricket and get playing in the next Ashes series," he said. "I'd love to win an Ashes, I haven't won an Ashes.
"I've felt like my bowling is exactly where I want it to be now. (I'm) bowling with good pace and when the conditions are right I can swing the ball. I can bowl that good short ball again.
"When I first started playing cricket one of the main reasons I wanted to play was to get out batsman - and to be able to hopefully put a bit of fear into their eyes.
"That's why I want to play. At the moment I'm really enjoying myself.
"I think you look at all the past teams, there's always been that one bowler that can do that (aggressive role).
"Brett Lee was one himself and we've had Shaun Tait, Brad Williams, Dennis Lillee, you can name a lot of guys that are intimidating fast bowlers.
"I think it definitely comes into it. I just want to go out there and do that kind of stuff. That's just how I bowl. Keep it simple but be aggressive."