Mitchell Johnson
Johnson will return to face England in their second ODI in Brisbane.

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is relishing the challenge of intimidating a fragile England side as he makes his one-day return on Friday.

The fast-bowler helped his side reclaim the Ashes in impressive style with a 5-0 whitewash over Andy Flower's England but was rested during the six-wicket win over England on Sunday.

Johnson, 32, was Australia's man of the series and caused England all sorts of problems, taking 37 wickets at an average of 13.97.

The paceman has now sent out a warning message to the tourists preparing them for what may lay ahead in Friday's second ODI in Brisbane as he looks to make full use of his fast bowling.

"I proved that in the last one-day series in India and in England," said Johnson.

"You can still use your short-pitched ball and be aggressive. I really enjoy bowling with the white ball, I think it swings a lot more and I think you can still be as intimidating with the white ball so it doesn't change a thing for me.

"It definitely makes a difference, being able to be a bowler that can bowl at that 150 mark. It definitely helps with the intimidation factor.

"There's more to it than that, just bowling fast. One-day cricket is a very skilful game and I'll be looking to use my skills in the one-day format."