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Aussie bowlers hope to play chin music to England stars

Cook during a nets session in Sydney Credit: PA

England captain Alastair Cook has been warned he'll be facing a fired up Australian attack in the upcoming Ashes.

Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald saying the Kangaroos will be targeting Cook and fellow batsman Jonathan Trott.

Asked about Essex batsman Cook, Johnson said:

"If I can get a few of those rearing balls towards the ribs or those throat balls, and if he gets in the way of it, that's his own fault.

"You'd rather get the wicket more than anything; you get a lot of joy out of that when you get a player like that out.

"I have a look at last summer, and (Sri Lanka's Kumar) Sangakkara was an example. I've busted his finger, and he's one of their best players.

"So they were one short, and I got a couple of those in the middle order. If you can't get them out, that's the second option."