Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 33 years 123 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 148 89 30 921 73* 15.61 975 94.46 0 2 77 22 33 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 177 104 36 1075 73* 15.80 1195 89.95 0 2 37 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 148 145 7237 5838 230 6/31 6/31 25.38 4.84 31.4 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 177 8867 7115 268 6/31 6/31 26.54 4.81 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 Afghanistan at Perth, Mar 4, 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 Afghanistan at Perth, Mar 4, 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
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
28, 3/135, 15, 2/38 Australia v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2152
0/81, 88, 4/61, 2* Australia v India Brisbane 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2149
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
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.

  • Read More
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.
    « Prev Showing 1 of 4 Next »
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Feb 27, 2015

Mitchell Johnson thinks things over, perched on Mount Eden, Auckland, World Cup 2015, February 27, 2015

Mitchell Johnson thinks things over, perched on Mount Eden

© Getty Images

Feb 14, 2015

Mitchell Starc congratulates Mitchell Johnson after the latter took a wicket, Australia v England, Group A, World Cup 2015, Melbourne, February 14, 2015

Mitchell Starc congratulates Mitchell Johnson after the latter took a wicket

© Getty Images

Feb 13, 2015

Mitchell Johnson stretches during a training session, World Cup 2015, Melbourne, February 13, 2015

Mitchell Johnson stretches during a training session

© AFP

Notes

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2009

Allan Border Medal - 2014

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2014

ICC Test Player of the Year 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
NSW v Tasmania at Sydney - Mar 5-8
Tasmania 237 NSW 4/0
Queensland v West Aust at Brisbane - Mar 5-8
West Aust 225/4
Victoria v South Aust at Adelaide - Mar 5-8
Victoria 347/4
32nd Match, Pool A: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney
Mar 8, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Queensland v South Aust at Brisbane
Mar 13-16, 2015 (10:00 local | 00:00 GMT | 20:00 EDT -1d | 19:00 CDT -1d | 17:00 PDT -1d)
Victoria v Tasmania at Alice Springs
Mar 13-16, 2015 (10:30 local | 01:00 GMT | 21:00 EDT -1d | 20:00 CDT -1d | 18:00 PDT -1d)
West Aust v NSW at Perth
Mar 13-16, 2015 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 22:30 EDT -1d | 21:30 CDT -1d | 19:30 PDT -1d)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days