'Johnson will bounce back', says Waugh

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London, July 15 (ANI): Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh has said that bowling spearhead Mitchell Johnson would bounce back from his dismal performance in the first Ashes Test to display his talent in the second test match.

"He didn't play well but he's been our best player for 18 months. You don't drop a player after one bad Test match," The Fox Sports quoted Waugh, as saying.

Though Johnson finished with a respectable figure of 5-131, he was unable to stop England's tailenders from saving the match at Sofia Gardens.

Waugh also expressed confidence at the current squad and highlighted that there was no need to make any adjustments.

"There might be some merit in that but I don't think they will. They've taken 19 wickets on a featherbed, I don't think it's the time to make changes," Waugh said.

"It's not the way Australia tend do things. They tend to put their trust in the players they select," he added.

Further Waugh chose to focus on the exciting Test cricket that was on show on the fifth day in Cardiff, rather than Ricky Ponting allegations, that England did not play with spirit.

"You want passion and emotion in Test match cricket and the last day in Cardiff was a great day. We should be celebrating the fact that after 30 hours - some of the cricket wasn't the greatest - but it culminated in this fantastic day," he said. (ANI)

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