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Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

No reason to respect Johnson - Kohli

Dec 28, 2014: Virat Kohli said he was left with no good reason to respect Mitchell Johnson and some of the other Australia players after verbals flew "throughout the day" at the MCG

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

India in Australia 2014-15

A month of reflection and flashbacks

Dec 23, 2014: Cricket has picked itself up and carried on in the weeks since Phillip Hughes' death, but its emotional impact has never been far from the surface

Brydon Coverdale

India in Australia 2014-15

'Verbals got me going' - Johnson

Dec 23, 2014: Mitchell Johnson has described how India's cricketers played into his hands by revving him up at the start of his first innings at the Gabba, an innings of 88 that effectively wrested control of the match from India

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Johnson says 'mind games' will never end

Dec 22, 2014: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has reinforced the importance of "psychological warfare", arguing it is imperative to intimidate the opposition

Greg Growden

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Batting confidence breeds Johnson's bowling belief

Dec 20, 2014: Whenever Mitchell Johnson the batsman has clicked in Test cricket, Mitchell Johnson the bowler has not disappointed either. It was no different at the Gabba

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Smith and Johnson pick perfect time to reap

Dec 19, 2014: Australia were in trouble when Mitchell Johnson joined Steven Smith and began a partnership that could have snatched the Test from India's grip

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Monster Johnson goes missing

Dec 18, 2014: Perhaps it is the death of Phillip Hughes, perhaps it is the heat, perhaps it is the absence of Ryan Harris, but Mitchell Johnson is not as scary as he used to be

Jarrod Kimber at the Gabba

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Johnson and Kohli fight their demons

Dec 11, 2014: From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

The terrifying bouncer

Dec 11, 2014: When Mitchell Johnson hit Virat Kohli on the helmet with a bouncer, Australian fielders came from everywhere. Mental disintegration had gone, replaced by the cricket unity. Two teams, one family.

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

India in Australia 2014-15

Johnson finds a soldier's resolve

Dec 8, 2014: In grappling with Phillip Hughes' loss, the words of Australian SAS soldier and Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith have grown in significance for Mitchell Johnson

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra

Johnson rested, Lyon left out

Nov 17, 2014: Australia's selectors have rested Mitchell Johnson from the remainder of the ODI series against South Africa to ensure his readiness for the India Tests, while Xavier Doherty has been preferred to Nathan Lyon

Daniel Brettig

ICC news

Mitchell Johnson claims top ICC awards

Nov 14, 2014: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has won the top ICC awards for 2013-14, being named the Cricketer of the Year, as well as Test Cricketer of the Year

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Australia 2014-15

Johnson 'excited' by WACA pace

Nov 12, 2014: There is no Test match at the fast and bouncy WACA this summer, so for the time being Mitchell Johnson will have to settle for a pair of ODIs there against South Africa on Friday and Sunday

Brydon Coverdale

ICC news

Johnson, Sangakkara lead ICC awards nominees

Nov 5, 2014: Mitchell Johnson and Kumar Sangakkara are in contention to win the ICC's Cricketer of the Year award for a second time after the 2014 shortlists were announced

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day

Johnson thrives in trying conditions

Oct 22, 2014: On a hot day in Dubai, and on a slow surface, Mitchell Johnson put in an outstanding effort to unsettle Pakistan's batsmen

Brydon Coverdale in Dubai

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Allrounder key in UAE - Lehmann

Sep 28, 2014: Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has said an allrounder capable of bowling a significant number of overs will definitely be part of Australia's side during the upcoming Tests against Pakistan in the UAE

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions League T20 2014

Johnson to miss whole Champions League

Sep 26, 2014: Mitchell Johnson will not join Kings XI Punjab for the remainder of the Champions League after Cricket Australia ruled that he was not yet recovered from a rib injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions League T20 2014

Mitchell Johnson could miss CLT20

Sep 17, 2014: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not be available to Kings XI Punjab at the start of their 2014 Champions League T20 campaign

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe v Australia, tri-series, Harare

Clarke unhappy with Smith omission

Aug 31, 2014: Australia captain Michael Clarke has expressed displeasure with the XI he was given by the selectors, after his side's three-wicket defeat against Zimbabwe in Harare

ESPNcricinfo staff

'You want to look into the batsman's eyes and see he doesn't want to be there'

May 5, 2014: Ian Bishop compares modern fast bowling to that of his day, and picks the best among Johnson, Steyn and Morkel

Interview by Subash Jayaraman
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