Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 36 years 328 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Perth Scorchers, 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 Insights on test 73 109 16 2065 123* 22.20 3536 58.39 1 11 247 31 27 0
ODIs Insights on odi 153 91 32 951 73* 16.11 987 96.35 0 2 81 23 35 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 30 17 7 109 28* 10.90 95 114.73 0 0 8 3 5 0
First-class 117 170 31 3180 123* 22.87 2 15 39 0
List A 184 108 39 1115 73* 16.15 1223 91.16 0 2 39 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 52 27 320 30 12.80 304 105.26 0 0 23 10 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 73 140 16001 8891 313 8/61 12/127 28.40 3.33 51.1 16 12 3
ODIs Insights on odi 153 150 7489 6038 239 6/31 6/31 25.26 4.83 31.3 9 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 30 30 656 797 38 3/15 3/15 20.97 7.28 17.2 0 0 0
First-class 117 23765 13352 465 8/61 28.71 3.37 51.1 24 17 4
List A 184 9227 7387 284 6/31 6/31 26.01 4.80 32.4 11 4 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 111 2494 3172 123 3/3 3/3 25.78 7.63 20.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 2007 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 13-17, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Dec 10, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 2015 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 New Zealand at Perth, Nov 13-17, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 25, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Queensland v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 21, 2015 scorecard
T20s debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai, May 6, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/25 KKR v Mum Indians Mumbai 6 May 2018 T20
0/51 KKR v Super Kings Kolkata 3 May 2018 T20
0/38 KKR v RCB Bengaluru 29 Apr 2018 T20
0/42, 12* KKR v Daredevils Delhi 27 Apr 2018 T20
4*, 1/30 KKR v Sunrisers Kolkata 14 Apr 2018 T20
1/30 KKR v RCB Kolkata 8 Apr 2018 T20
0/43, 4* Scorchers v Hurricanes Perth 1 Feb 2018 T20
0/17 Scorchers v Strikers Perth 25 Jan 2018 T20
0/35 Scorchers v Hurricanes Perth 20 Jan 2018 T20
0/22 Scorchers v Strikers Alice Springs 13 Jan 2018 T20
Profile

An express bowler whose career has consisted of Himalayan peaks and oceanic troughs, Mitchell Johnson at his best was as fearsome as fast bowlers come. That summit came during 2013-14, when in successive series he cowed the batsmen of England and South Africa with his speed and aggression. In those eight Tests he collected 59 wickets at 15.23, along with a big bunch of cherries on helmets and gloves. Not surprisingly it led to Johnson winning his first Allan Border Medal, and at the age of 32 he was finally achieving the sorts of feats that Dennis Lillee might have expected when he first spotted Johnson's talent as a 17-year-old. There had been other highlights along the way for Johnson, including brutal spells against South Africa in 2008-09, but the lows of his 2009 and 2010-11 Ashes campaigns left his legacy looking uncertain. Nerves and family problems contributed to those struggles, but a broken toe in 2011 gave him time away from the game and the chance to reflect on where he was going.

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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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Apr 8, 2018

Mitchell Johnson takes a catch to send back AB de Villiers, Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Eden Gardens, April 8, 2018

Mitchell Johnson takes a catch to send back AB de Villiers

© BCCI

Jan 24, 2018

Left-arm quicks have proven to be effective strike bowlers, but ill-suited to control the run flow in the IPL

Left-arm quicks have proven to be effective strike bowlers, but ill-suited to control the run flow in the IPL

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Jan 13, 2018

Mitchell Johnson holds on to a catch, Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, Alice Springs, January 13, 2018

Mitchell Johnson holds on to a catch

© Getty Images

Notes

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2009

Allan Border Medal - 2014

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2014

ICC Test Player of the Year 2014

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