Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 33 years 46 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 62 93 15 1735 123* 22.24 3013 57.58 1 9 203 28 24 0
ODIs 144 86 30 917 73* 16.37 957 95.82 0 2 77 22 31 0
T20Is 30 17 7 109 28* 10.90 95 114.73 0 0 8 3 5 0
First-class 104 151 28 2777 123* 22.57 2 13 34 0
List A 173 101 36 1071 73* 16.47 1177 90.99 0 2 35 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 62 119 13905 7564 274 8/61 12/127 27.60 3.26 50.7 15 12 3
ODIs 144 141 7066 5685 221 6/31 6/31 25.72 4.82 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 104 21249 11840 416 8/61 28.46 3.34 51.0 22 17 4
List A 173 8696 6962 259 6/31 6/31 26.88 4.80 33.5 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 Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 9-13, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Dec 10, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 16, 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 Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 9-13, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 25, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 16, 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
0*, 2/102, 2/45 Australia v India Adelaide 9 Dec 2014 Test # 2148
3, 1/47 Australia v South Africa Perth 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3546
13*, 2/38 Australia v South Africa Perth 14 Nov 2014 ODI # 3545
1/59, 0, 2/45, 0 Australia v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2014 Test # 2142
3/39, 37, 0/34, 61 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
1/40, 7, 0/21 Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
3/40 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Oct 2014 ODI # 3532
21, 3/24 Australia v Pakistan Sharjah 7 Oct 2014 ODI # 3530
6, 1/52 Australia v South Africa Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
2, 2/30 Australia v South Africa Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
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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Dec 17, 2014

Mitchell Johnson cools off, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 1st day, December 17, 2014

Mitchell Johnson cools off

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Dec 17, 2014

Mitchell Johnson grimaces on a hot day, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 1st day, December 17, 2014

Mitchell Johnson grimaces on a hot day

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Dec 13, 2014

Australia gather around Mitch Marsh after he completes the catch to dismiss Virat Kohli, Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day, December 13, 2014

Australia gather around Mitch Marsh after he completes the catch to dismiss Virat Kohli

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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

Tour Results
India v Australia at Margao - Oct 24, 2010
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v Australia at Visakhapatnam - Oct 20, 2010
India won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
India v Australia at Kochi - Oct 17, 2010
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v Australia at Bangalore - Oct 9-13, 2010
India won by 7 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Oct 1-5, 2010
India won by 1 wicket
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