Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has said that he will lead the Aussies’ sledging if opener David Warner decides to remain calm when his side take on India in the second semi-finals of the 2015 ICC World Cup at the SCG on thursday. Both Johnson and Warner were involved in a series of spats with the Indian side during the Test series over the New Year. 

The fiery exchanges continued into the Tri-series and Warner was fined for asking India’s Rohit Sharma to “speak English” during a slanging match in a one-dayer at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January. But ever since the World Cup started, Warner has been quite and the likes of Mitchell Starc and Shane Watson took charge.

Johnson said I heard Davy said he wasn’t going to get involved in all that stuff. Someone’s got to do it and I might put my hand up. It’s part of the game and what happened the other day with Shane (Watson) and Wahab (Riaz) was exceptional. I thought it was great entertainment and I think you’re going to see more entertainment in this game. I love it. The more that comes my way, the better I perform.

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