Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 33 years 271 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 69 104 16 2016 123* 22.90 3438 58.63 1 11 239 31 25 0
ODIs 153 91 32 951 73* 16.11 987 96.35 0 2 81 23 35 0
T20Is 30 17 7 109 28* 10.90 95 114.73 0 0 8 3 5 0
First-class 112 164 31 3117 123* 23.43 2 15 37 0
List A 182 106 38 1105 73* 16.25 1207 91.54 0 2 39 0
Twenty20 79 43 20 275 30 11.95 256 107.42 0 0 20 9 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 69 133 15281 8363 301 8/61 12/127 27.78 3.28 50.7 16 12 3
ODIs 153 150 7489 6038 239 6/31 6/31 25.26 4.83 31.3 9 3 0
T20Is 30 30 656 797 38 3/15 3/15 20.97 7.28 17.2 0 0 0
First-class 112 22805 12724 448 8/61 28.40 3.34 50.9 24 17 4
List A 182 9119 7315 277 6/31 6/31 26.40 4.81 32.9 11 3 0
Twenty20 79 78 1738 2254 92 3/15 3/15 24.50 7.78 18.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 2007 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 29-31, 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 England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 29-31, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 25, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore, May 6, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 2/66, 14, 0/10 Australia v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015 Test # 2173
15, 3/53, 3/27 Australia v England Lord's 16 Jul 2015 Test # 2171
0/111, 14, 2/69, 77 Australia v England Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
32*, 4/56, 27*, 1/29 Australians v Kent Canterbury 25 Jun 2015 FC
5, 1/54, 2/23 Australia v West Indies Kingston 11 Jun 2015 Test # 2166
3/34, 20, 2/38 Australia v West Indies Roseau 3 Jun 2015 Test # 2164
0/43, 1 Kings XI v RCB Bangalore 6 May 2015 T20
1/41, 8* Kings XI v Mum Indians Mohali 3 May 2015 T20
2/39, 4* Kings XI v Sunrisers Mohali 27 Apr 2015 T20
0/40, 1 Kings XI v Super Kings Chennai 25 Apr 2015 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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Jul 30, 2015

Mitchell Johnson went past 300 wickets in his first over of the day, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day, July 30, 2015

Mitchell Johnson went past 300 wickets in his first over of the day

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Jul 30, 2015

That familiar leap: Mitchell Johnson jumps with joy, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day, July 30, 2015

That familiar leap: Mitchell Johnson jumps with joy

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Jul 27, 2015

Mitchell Johnson prepares in the nets, Edgbaston, July 27, 2015

Mitchell Johnson prepares in the nets

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Notes

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2009

Allan Border Medal - 2014

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2014

ICC Test Player of the Year 2014

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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