Johnson to captain ODI squad for Perth game if Bailey exits with groin strain

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Melbourne, Jan 21 (ANI): Australian pace sensation Mitchell Johnson is reportedly only a injury away from becoming the captain of the ODI squad, which will be a fitting addition to his trophy box containing the Allan Border Medal and the best Australian cricketer of the year title.

If current skipper George Bailey's groin strain starts to ache in Perth on Friday, the fast bowler, who is the vice-captain, will lead his country against England, which shows how much Australian selectors think of him with Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and David Warner rested for the ODI clash.

According to Telegraph.com.au, it is an incredible show of faith considering Johnson's well-publicised battles with family and personal issues at various stages of his roller-coaster career, although it is also a richly deserved appointment considering he has never been in better form, on and off the field.

The Johnson of 2014 is a vastly different character to past versions and he has never been more confident, happy and self-assured, and the report further said that he would be an aggressive one-day leader of his country even if it were for one night only, in his current frame of mind. (ANI)

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