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Special and brutal

Jan 30, 2015: Mitchell Johnson's savage spell not only made the South Africans shiver, it broke their intimidating record in Centurion

Daniel Brettig

Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2014-15

Johnson searches for pace

Jan 24, 2015: Mitchell Johnson sought to regain the pace he has been missing for much of this summer in a private bowling session at the SCG nets on Saturday evening, to help Australia's coaches gauge his readiness for an immediate return to the team in Monday's ODI ag

Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Johnson ruled out of SCG Test

Jan 3, 2015: Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth Test against India in Sydney after complaining of hamstring soreness

Daniel Brettig

India in Australia 2014-15

How Johnson rose above all to create magic

Jan 2, 2015: When the clock is ticking but the drop-in pitch is refusing to misbehave, when everything is hitting the middle of the bat, you need a man to rise above the conditions, you need some magic. On day five in Melbourne, Mitchell Johnson created magic

Sidharth Monga

India in Australia 2014-15

Australia to keep testing Kohli's composure

Jan 2, 2015: Australia will keep baiting Virat Kohli at the SCG after being convinced they managed to distract him from the task at hand midway through his commanding 169 in India's first innings of the Boxing Day Test

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

India in Australia 2014-15

Johnson wants shorter spells

Jan 2, 2015: Mitchell Johnson will ask Australia's captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann for shorter spells akin to those he fired down at England last summer

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

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
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