Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 32 years 364 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 60 90 14 1735 123* 22.82 2997 57.89 1 9 203 28 23 0
ODIs 142 84 29 901 73* 16.38 942 95.64 0 2 75 22 30 0
T20Is 30 17 7 109 28* 10.90 95 114.73 0 0 8 3 5 0
First-class 102 148 27 2777 123* 22.95 2 13 33 0
List A 171 99 35 1055 73* 16.48 1162 90.79 0 2 34 0
Twenty20 70 35 16 244 30 12.84 220 110.90 0 0 19 8 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 60 115 13485 7313 267 8/61 12/127 27.38 3.25 50.5 15 12 3
ODIs 142 139 6958 5600 218 6/31 6/31 25.68 4.82 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 102 20829 11589 409 8/61 28.33 3.33 50.9 22 17 4
List A 171 8588 6877 256 6/31 6/31 26.86 4.80 33.5 10 3 0
Twenty20 70 69 1523 1918 83 3/15 3/15 23.10 7.55 18.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 2007 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Dec 10, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 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 Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 25, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 10, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore, Jun 1, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/39, 37, 0/34, 61 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
1/40, 7, 0/21 Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
3/40 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Oct 2014 ODI # 3532
21, 3/24 Australia v Pakistan Sharjah 7 Oct 2014 ODI # 3530
6, 1/52 Australia v South Africa Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
2, 2/30 Australia v South Africa Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
23*, 0/63 Australia v South Africa Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
20*, 1/7 Australia v Zimbabwe Harare 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3513
2/41 Kings XI v KKR Bangalore 1 Jun 2014 T20
1*, 1/44 Kings XI v Super Kings Mumbai 30 May 2014 T20
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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Oct 31, 2014

Mitchell Johnson feels the heat in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day, October 31, 2014

Mitchell Johnson feels the heat in Abu Dhabi

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Oct 30, 2014

Mitchell Johnson cools himself down, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day, October 30, 2014

Mitchell Johnson cools himself down

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Oct 30, 2014

Mitchell Johnson had Mohammad Hafeez caught behind, Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day, October 30, 2014

Mitchell Johnson had Mohammad Hafeez caught behind

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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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