Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 33 years 145 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 64 97 16 1868 123* 23.06 3173 58.87 1 10 223 29 24 0
ODIs 152 91 32 951 73* 16.11 987 96.35 0 2 81 23 34 0
T20Is 30 17 7 109 28* 10.90 95 114.73 0 0 8 3 5 0
First-class 106 155 29 2910 123* 23.09 2 14 34 0
List A 181 106 38 1105 73* 16.25 1207 91.54 0 2 38 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 64 123 14411 7879 283 8/61 12/127 27.84 3.28 50.9 16 12 3
ODIs 152 149 7435 6008 236 6/31 6/31 25.45 4.84 31.5 9 3 0
T20Is 30 30 656 797 38 3/15 3/15 20.97 7.28 17.2 0 0 0
First-class 106 21755 12155 425 8/61 28.60 3.35 51.1 23 17 4
List A 181 9065 7285 274 6/31 6/31 26.58 4.82 33.0 11 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 Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Dec 10, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sydney, Mar 26, 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 Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 25, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v India at Sydney, Mar 26, 2015 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
27*, 2/50 Australia v India Sydney 26 Mar 2015 ODI # 3645
1/42 Australia v Pakistan Adelaide 20 Mar 2015 ODI # 3642
1/16 Australia v Scotland Hobart 14 Mar 2015 ODI # 3637
3*, 2/62 Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 8 Mar 2015 ODI # 3629
4/22 Australia v Afghanistan Perth 4 Mar 2015 ODI # 3623
1, 0/68 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 28 Feb 2015 ODI # 3617
0, 2/36 Australia v England Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
12*, 1/32 Australia v U.A.E. Melbourne 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
19, 2/26 Australia v India Adelaide 8 Feb 2015 Other OD
3, 3/27 Australia v England Perth 1 Feb 2015 ODI # 3597
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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Mar 26, 2015

Mitchell Johnson gives a double thumbs up,  Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney, March 26, 2015

Mitchell Johnson gives a double thumbs up

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Mar 26, 2015

Mitchell Johnson goes airborne, Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney, March 26, 2015

Mitchell Johnson goes airborne

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Mar 26, 2015

Can't stop me: Mitchell Johnson sets off after bouncing out Virat Kohli, Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney, March 26, 2015

Can't stop me: Mitchell Johnson sets off after bouncing out 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

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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