17 Apr 2014

Johnson keen to prolong Test career

1:13 pm on 17 April 2014

The Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is considering quitting limited overs cricket to prolong his Test career, with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England.

The 32-year-old has been Australia's talisman in a spectacular recent run, Johnson's hostile pace bowling the Baggy Greens to a whitewash of arch-rivals England and a series victory in South Africa.

A toe infection kept him out of Australia's doomed World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh where they didn't get past the group stage and Johnson spent the time in Perth pondering his future.

He does have some unfinished business in the 50 over game, and wants to go out after winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.