London: Out-of-form Aussie speedster Mitchell Johnson has found support from an unexpected quarter, the enemy camp, with former England bowling spearhead James Anderson insisting that the left arm seamer would strike form soon just ahead of the Edgbaston Test here on Tuesday.
The injured England fast bowler has expressed confidence that Johnson should be persisted with as he would certainly strike form to trouble England's batsmen in the remaining three Ashes Test matches.
"If I did have had eighteen months like Johnson had, then two bad games, I would not expect to get dropped for the next game," Anderson has been quoted as saying in the English media.
"As a bowler, you do go through varying bits of forms. The last 18 months he's been the best bowler for Australia and all their success has pretty much centered around him. For him to have a couple of bad Tests and for people to be getting on his back is a bit harsh," he added.
"He's just going through a bit of a dodgy patch, and I think he's a good enough bowler to come through the other side," he reasoned.