Mitchell Johnson tells England to stop dreaming
Mitchell Johnson has told England they are "dreaming" if they think all the pressure is on Australia at the start of the World Cup
Perth: Mitchell Johnson has told England they are "dreaming" if they think all the pressure is on Australia at the start of the World Cup.
The Ashes rivals meet in Melbourne on the opening day of the tournament on February 14, with the co-hosts strong favourites.
The sides met three times in the tri-Series, with Australia winning both group games before taking Sunday's final by a massive 112-run margin.
Johnson made his first appearance of 2015 in that game and ripped out three top-order wickets in 10 balls to continue his hold over the England team.
Captain Eoin Morgan was bowled first ball by Johnson.
He also suggested that the combination of home advantage and recent dominance over England meant Australia had everything to lose when the sides next meet, while his team were unburdened by expectation.
But the suggestion cut little ice with Johnson.
"I think every team is under pressure, it is a World Cup," he said.
"I think they are dreaming if they think they are not under pressure. There will probably be a little more pressure on us being a home World Cup but we are prepared for that. Our plan is to win every game," he added.