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September 26, 2010

Sehwag weak against short ball: Johnson

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September 26, 2010

NEW DELHI: Mitchell Johnson, the Australia fast bowler, has identified Virender Sehwag as the main obstacle to his team’s bowling attack, one he felt he can overcome by subjecting the India opener to a barrage of short balls.

“Last time when we were over here we came out and he was hitting good balls for four or six, you look up at the scoreboard and he’s almost 50,” Johnson said.

“Sehwag is someone we can bowl a lot of short balls to. I don’t think he’s too confident with the short ball early.”

Apart from Johnson, Australia boast of a squad with several pace options including Doug Bollinger, Ben Hilfenhaus, Peter George and Shane Watson.

The short ball, Watson said, could be a significant weapon against a strong Indian batting line-up.

“There are a few things we know we can make the most of with, hopefully, some of the Indian batsmen.

“I think with a few guys it doesn’t necessarily have to be raw pace, but getting a few short balls up a few of their top-order batsmen is going to be really important, to set the tone for our bowling side,” said Watson.

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