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<b>AUSTRALIA</b><br/>
<b>MITCHELL JOHNSON </b><br/>Famously blows very hot or very cold. Endured a nightmare first Test, was dropped for the second - and then near single-handedly won the third. Johnson did not quite go to those extremes in Melbourne or Sydney. On his day he is a world-beating fast-bowling all-rounder, but Australia badly need more consistency from him.<b> 7 </b>

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Mitchell Johnson was included in Australia's one-day international squad for this summer's tour of England today.

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