Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 32 years 252 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 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 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 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 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 Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore, Jun 1, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/41 Kings XI v KKR Bangalore 1 Jun 2014 T20
1*, 1/44 Kings XI v Super Kings Mumbai 30 May 2014 T20
2/31, 10* Kings XI v KKR Kolkata 27 May 2014 T20
2/27 Kings XI v Daredevils Mohali 25 May 2014 T20
0/26 Kings XI v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 14 May 2014 T20
14, 0/33 Kings XI v KKR Cuttack 11 May 2014 T20
16*, 1/25 Kings XI v RCB Bangalore 9 May 2014 T20
11*, 2/37 Kings XI v Super Kings Cuttack 7 May 2014 T20
0*, 0/37 Kings XI v Mum Indians Mumbai 3 May 2014 T20
2/19 Kings XI v RCB Dubai (DSC) 28 Apr 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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Jun 1, 2014

Mitchell Johnson is pumped up after dismissing Robin Uthappa, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014, final, June 1, 2014

Mitchell Johnson is pumped up after dismissing Robin Uthappa

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May 28, 2014

Mitchell Johnson is pumped up after dismissing Gautam Gambhir, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2014, Qualifier 1, Kolkata, May 28, 2014

Mitchell Johnson is pumped up after dismissing Gautam Gambhir

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May 25, 2014

Mitchell Johnson removed Mayank Agarwal, Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Mohali, May 25, 2014

Mitchell Johnson removed Mayank Agarwal

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Notes

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2009

Allan Border Medal - 2014

Tournament Results
India A v India B at Rajkot - Oct 2, 2012
India B won by 139 runs
Bengal v India B at Rajkot - Oct 1, 2012
India B won by 21 runs
India A v India B at Rajkot - Sep 30, 2012
India A won by 4 runs
Bengal v India A at Rajkot - Sep 29, 2012
India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
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