Shane Warne: 'Mitchell Johnson will shake up England batsmen'

Mitchell Johnson of the Warriors looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between the Western Australia Warriors and the South Australia Redbacks at the WACA on November 6, 2013
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Shane Warne has backed Australia bowler Mitchell Johnson to shine against England in the winter Ashes.

Legendary bowler Shane Warne has backed Mitchell Johnson to "shake up" the England batsmen during the upcoming Ashes war.

The Baggy Greens unveiled their team for the first Test on Tuesday morning, with the 32-year-old included in the side following an injury to Mitchell Starc.

Johnson, who was overlooked for the summer Ashes series in England, has been in impressive form for Australia in the the recent one-day internationals, and Warne believes that he will shine against the Three Lions.

"He's forced his way in through bowling some serious pace. He's going to shake the English side up," Warne told Sky Sports News.

"He's a bit older, a bit more mature and knows his role a bit better, knows his body better, knows how he bowls. His role's going to be go out to just bowl quick."

The first Test gets underway in Brisbane next week.

George Bailey of Australia hits out during the 4th Natwest Series One Day International between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium on September 14, 2013
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