Johnson a doubt for World Twenty20

• Johnson suffered infected toe during tour of South Africa
• Australia also have worries over James Faulkner

Mitchell Johnson is an injury worry for Australia ahead of the World Twenty20 after suffering an infected toe in the closing stages of their Test series triumph in South Africa.

Johnson was rested from the T20 games in South Africa, allowing him to return home to Perth, but he may not fly out to Bangladesh with the rest of the Australia squad ahead of their first warm-up game against New Zealand next Wednesday.

"Mitch has been home in Perth recovering from the Test series against South Africa but has developed an infection as a result of a cut he had on his right big toe after the third Test," said Justin Paolini, Cricket Australia's chief medical officer.

"He is receiving treatment but his departure to Bangladesh for the World T20 may be delayed until we are happy that the infection has resolved and his toe fully recovered."

Australia already have a worry over another of their seamers, James Faulkner, as the Tasmanian all-rounder has not played since suffering a knee injury in the one-day series against England in January. He has travelled to South Africa but Australia were not expecting him to play any part in the T20 series, which concludes in Pretoria on Friday.

They are not in England's World T20 group, and open their campaign against Pakistan in Dhaka on Sunday week. © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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