Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 32 years 168 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Queensland, Western Australia

Nickname Midge, Notch

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast

Height 1.89 m

Mitchell Guy Johnson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 59 88 14 1637 123* 22.12 2808 58.29 1 8 194 27 22 0
ODIs 136 79 27 829 73* 15.94 900 92.11 0 2 67 19 29 0
T20Is 30 17 7 109 28* 10.90 95 114.73 0 0 8 3 5 0
First-class 101 146 27 2679 123* 22.51 2 12 32 0
List A 165 94 33 983 73* 16.11 1120 87.76 0 2 33 0
Twenty20 57 27 11 188 30 11.75 170 110.58 0 0 15 5 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 59 113 13227 7240 264 8/61 12/127 27.42 3.28 50.1 15 12 3
ODIs 136 133 6647 5384 208 6/31 6/31 25.88 4.85 31.9 8 3 0
T20Is 30 30 656 797 38 3/15 3/15 20.97 7.28 17.2 0 0 0
First-class 101 20571 11516 406 8/61 28.36 3.35 50.6 22 17 4
List A 165 8277 6661 246 6/31 6/31 27.07 4.82 33.6 10 3 0
Twenty20 57 56 1226 1521 66 3/15 3/15 23.04 7.44 18.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 2007 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Dec 10, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Perth, Jan 24, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 31, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 25, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v England at Perth, Jan 24, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/47 Mohali T20 v Chennai T20 Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
0, 4/42, 3/92 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
1/70, 27, 2/51, 6 Australia v South Africa Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
33, 7/68, 5/59 Australia v South Africa Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
0/72, 6 Australia v England Perth 24 Jan 2014 ODI # 3461
1/59, 1 Australia v England Brisbane 17 Jan 2014 ODI # 3455
12, 3/33, 4, 3/40 Australia v England Sydney 3 Jan 2014 Test # 2113
5/63, 2, 3/25 Australia v England Melbourne 26 Dec 2013 Test # 2110
39, 2/62, 0*, 4/78 Australia v England Perth 13 Dec 2013 Test # 2107
5, 7/40, 1/73 Australia v England Adelaide 5 Dec 2013 Test # 2105
Profile

Mitchell Johnson remains a once in a generation bowler more than a decade after he was first spotted by Dennis Lillee as a 17-year-old. No other fast man has been able to copy his successful left-arm method that mixes bouts of waywardness with spot-on strike-power. Off the field he is so shy that it is hard to believe he has taken on the role as Australia's chief marksman, a weapon capable of hitting batsmen and 155kph.

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Timeline
    • 1998-99
      Talent spotted
      • While bowling at a Pace Australia camp Johnson, who likes tennis more, is watched by an excited Dennis Lillee. Lillee immediately phoned Rod Marsh, who was then the Australian Academy head coach, and Johnson was quickly headed to Adelaide and the national under-19 team.
    • November 1-4, 2001
      Brave entry
      • In his first-class debut for Queensland at the Gabba, Johnson takes three wickets against New Zealand. However, the lasting mark is of him entering at No. 11 and hitting his fifth ball for six.
    • 2003-04
      Downs and ups
      • Plays his maiden one-day and Shield matches for Queensland but his back is a problem again and he succumbs to a fourth stress fracture. He loses his state contract, drives a plumbing van, and briefly considers giving up the game. The recovery begins when he gets through the 2004-05 season with the Bulls and is called up for Australia A's tour of Pakistan.
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Mar 5, 2014

Kyle Abbott ducks under a Mitchell Johnson bouncer, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, March 5, 2014

Kyle Abbott ducks under a Mitchell Johnson bouncer

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Mar 4, 2014

Mitchell Johnson exults after dismissing Graeme Smith in his final innings, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, March 4, 2014

Mitchell Johnson exults after dismissing Graeme Smith in his final innings

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Mar 3, 2014

Dale Steyn is hit on the helmet by Mitchell Johnson, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day, March 3, 2014

Dale Steyn is hit on the helmet by Mitchell Johnson

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Notes

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2009

Allan Border Medal - 2014

Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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