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Mitchell Johnson. (Getty)
Mitchell Johnson claimed three vitals wickets for Australia on day one of the First Test, but Australia are hardly on top against Pakistan.

Mitchell Johnson. (AAP)
Mitchell Johnson has a long way to go before he can be compared to Wasim Akram, says Waqar Younis.

Peter Siddle. (Getty)
Vegan Peter Siddle faced some meaty issues after being dropped from the Test side in February.

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