Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott has warned England that Mitchell Johnson is likely to be faster and more furious at the WACA Ground this week.
After intimidating England on the benign Adelaide Oval, where he claimed eight wickets and reached 152.8km/h, Johnson is set to be unleashed at his favourite ground during the third Test, starting on Friday.
And McDermott was certain that his charge would be significantly faster on a pitch that will be harder, bouncier and offering more assistance than Adelaide.
"Adrenaline is the thing that will make him bowl faster," McDermott said.
"It will be a pretty quick wicket and he bowled some pretty fast balls on a very docile wicket here.
"I don't want to put the mocker on him, but I will be very interested to see what the adrenaline does to his pace."
Johnson was capable of extreme pace in his teens and early 20s and appeared destined to match fellow Australian speedsters Brett Lee and Shaun Tait and the world's fastest bowler, Pakistani Shoaib Akhtar, by reaching the 160km/h mark until spinal stress fractures forced a remodelling of his technique.
Now aged 32, he has never been stronger nor had a more reliable action and has gradually increased his pace this year to the point that he could cross 160km/h if his personal rhythm, pitch conditions and game situation all intersect at the WACA.
McDermott promised that Australia would continue to bombard the England tail enders in a bid to intimidate them and even make them reluctant to bat.
Stuart Broad has been the player most affected by the bumper barrage and revealed the fragility of his approach when he gave his wicket away to the second ball he faced on the last day of the second Test.
"Yes, that is pretty much it," McDermott said.
"That has been our team plan and there are not many batsmen below No.7 who enjoy playing the ball around their helmets. So be it."
McDermott knows how effective the tactic can be.
He was targeted by the rampaging West Indies and was struck on the head several times and averaged just 2.25 in the 1991 series in the Caribbean.
McDermott, 48, has established a strong rapport with the left- armer and there is little surprise his return to the camp after a year away has coincided with Johnson's best form of his career.
An intimidating tearaway during a career that brought 291 Test wickets, McDermott's vast experience enabled him to forge a strong relationship with Johnson that has allowed them to be mates as much as coach and protege.
"You talk about different things, including ordinary everyday things about what is going on in each other's lives, like family and stuff," he said.
"It is not just about cricket. If you are cricket 24/7, your head will explode."
But McDermott refused to take credit for Johnson's impact this summer, partly the legacy of an extended period out of the game with a serious toe injury during which he spent many hours working on technical elements with WA bowling coach Adam Griffith and his old mentor, Dennis Lillee.
He said Johnson's powerful work ethic and his strong relationship with fellow quicks Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle were more important parts of his resurgence.
"We have a great unit," McDermott said. "They are not just great bowlers but great mates too.
"To see them sitting on the dressing room floor after the game all close together, talking about the game and having a few beers, that shows what it is all about."