Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 34 years 103 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 73 109 16 2065 123* 22.20 3536 58.39 1 11 247 31 27 0
ODIs 153 91 32 951 73* 16.11 987 96.35 0 2 81 23 35 0
T20Is 30 17 7 109 28* 10.90 95 114.73 0 0 8 3 5 0
First-class 117 170 31 3180 123* 22.87 2 15 39 0
List A 184 108 39 1115 73* 16.15 1223 91.16 0 2 39 0
Twenty20 79 43 20 275 30 11.95 256 107.42 0 0 20 9 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 73 140 16001 8891 313 8/61 12/127 28.40 3.33 51.1 16 12 3
ODIs 153 150 7489 6038 239 6/31 6/31 25.26 4.83 31.3 9 3 0
T20Is 30 30 656 797 38 3/15 3/15 20.97 7.28 17.2 0 0 0
First-class 117 23765 13352 465 8/61 28.71 3.37 51.1 24 17 4
List A 184 9227 7387 284 6/31 6/31 26.01 4.80 32.4 11 4 0
Twenty20 79 78 1738 2254 92 3/15 3/15 24.50 7.78 18.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 2007 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 13-17, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Dec 10, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 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 New Zealand at Perth, Nov 13-17, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 25, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Queensland v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 21, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore, May 6, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 1/157, 29, 2/20 Australia v New Zealand Perth 13 Nov 2015 Test # 2187
3/105, 1/58 Australia v New Zealand Brisbane 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2185
14, 3/68, 2/32 West Aust v Tasmania Hobart 28 Oct 2015 FC
8*, 5/31 West Aust v Queensland Sydney 21 Oct 2015 LA
2/41, 2 West Aust v Tasmania Sydney 17 Oct 2015 LA
0, 3/21, 1/65 Australia v England The Oval 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2178
13, 1/102, 5 Australia v England Nottingham 6 Aug 2015 Test # 2175
3, 2/66, 14, 0/10 Australia v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015 Test # 2173
15, 3/53, 3/27 Australia v England Lord's 16 Jul 2015 Test # 2171
0/111, 14, 2/69, 77 Australia v England Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
Profile

An express bowler whose career has consisted of Himalayan peaks and oceanic troughs, Mitchell Johnson at his best was as fearsome as fast bowlers come. That summit came during 2013-14, when in successive series he cowed the batsmen of England and South Africa with his speed and aggression. In those eight Tests he collected 59 wickets at 15.23, along with a big bunch of cherries on helmets and gloves. Not surprisingly it led to Johnson winning his first Allan Border Medal, and at the age of 32 he was finally achieving the sorts of feats that Dennis Lillee might have expected when he first spotted Johnson's talent as a 17-year-old. There had been other highlights along the way for Johnson, including brutal spells against South Africa in 2008-09, but the lows of his 2009 and 2010-11 Ashes campaigns left his legacy looking uncertain. Nerves and family problems contributed to those struggles, but a broken toe in 2011 gave him time away from the game and the chance to reflect on where he was going.

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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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Jan 12, 2016

Mitchell Johnson poses with his family after he was ferried across the ground, Australia v India, 1st ODI, Perth, January 12, 2016

Mitchell Johnson poses with his family after he was ferried across the ground

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Nov 17, 2015

Best Test strike rates for Australia: Mitchell Johnson on top

Best strike rates for Australia: Mitchell Johnson on top

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Nov 17, 2015

Don't go, Dad: Among those unhappy to see Mitchell Johnson retire was his daughter Rubkia, Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth, 5th day, November 17, 2015

Don't go, Dad: Among those unhappy to see Mitchell Johnson retire was his daughter Rubkia

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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
KKR v Kings XI at Bangalore - Jun 1, 2014
KKR won by 3 wickets
Super Kings v Kings XI at Mumbai - May 30, 2014
Kings XI won by 24 runs
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Mumbai (BS) - May 28, 2014
Super Kings won by 7 wickets
Kings XI v KKR at Kolkata - May 27-28, 2014
KKR won by 28 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Mumbai - May 25, 2014
Mum Indians won by 5 wickets
Kings XI v Daredevils at Mohali - May 25, 2014
Kings XI won by 7 wickets
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