Toe woe for paceman Johnson

  • Last Updated: March 13 2014, 8:18 GMT

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson could miss the start of the ICC World Twenty20 due to a toe problem.

Mitchell Johnson: Struggling with a toe injury
Mitchell Johnson: Struggling with a toe injury

Johnson has an infected toe as a result of a cut received during the third Test in South Africa, which may signal a late arrival in Bangladesh for the 32-year-old.

Cricket Australia's chief medical officer, associate professor Justin Paoloni, told www.cricket.com.au: "Mitch has been home in Perth recovering from the Test series against South Africa but has developed an infection as a result of a cut he had on his right big toe after the third Test.

"He is receiving treatment, but his departure to Bangladesh for the ICC World T20 may be delayed until we are happy that the infection has resolved and his toe fully recovered."

Australia begin their World T20 campaign against Pakistan in Dhaka on March 23.

Johnson played in all eight winter Tests against England and South Africa, snaring 59 wickets at an average of just over 15 in that time.

In 30 T20 internationals, Johnson has claimed 38 wickets at an average of 21.


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