London, Dec 11: Mitchell Johnson has been backed to hit 100mph in Perth by national newspapers, as Australia prepares another Ashes onslaught, according to reports.
According to the Mirror, the Australian players sauntered through Adelaide Airport, feted by all.
Mitchell Johnson posed for pictures with members of the Barmy Army, Ryan Harris chatted happily with England fans, the report said.
Aussie coach Darren Lehmann, looking slightly bleary-eyed from the night before, joked around with Shane Watson, the report added.
If they read the Australian newspapers on board, they would have learned they had already won the Ashes, the report further said.
The Sydney Morning Herald illustrated that sentiment by devoting its back page to a picture of a gravestone dug into the wicket in Perth, according to the report.
‘Burial Ground’, the -headline said, predicting English cricket would be dead by the time the Perth Test finishes next Tuesday, the report mentioned. (ANI)