Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says England was being seriously affected by the often vitriolic on-field comments. (Getty Images)
Adelaide: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says he doesn't anticipate a truce in the verbal sparring between his team and England for the second Ashes Test beginning December 5 at Adelaide.
Johnson, who took man-of-the-match figures of 9 for 103 in Australia's 381-run win in the first Test at Brisbane, says England was being seriously affected by the often vitriolic on-field comments.
He says any attempt by England coach Andy Flowers to discuss a toning down of the banter with his Australian counterpart Darren Lehmann should be batted away.
Johnson said Wednesday "they (England) don't like it at all... I think it's worked for us, I definitely think they're rattled by it."
Lehmann also told an Adelaide radio station any changes were unlikely - "we're still going to play really hard cricket."