Mitchell Johnson      

Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson

Born November 2, 1981, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 35 years 205 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Perth Scorchers, 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 96 49 24 300 30 12.00 287 104.52 0 0 21 10 20 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 96 95 2128 2702 114 3/3 3/3 23.70 7.61 18.6 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 Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 21, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13*, 3/26 Mum Indians v Supergiant Hyderabad (Deccan) 21 May 2017 T20
2/28 Mum Indians v KKR Bengaluru 19 May 2017 T20
1/30 Mum Indians v KKR Kolkata 13 May 2017 T20
1/34, 0* Mum Indians v Supergiant Mumbai 24 Apr 2017 T20
7*, 0/23 Mum Indians v Daredevils Mumbai 22 Apr 2017 T20
1/13 Scorchers v Syd Sixers Perth 28 Jan 2017 T20
3/3 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 24 Jan 2017 T20
2/15 Scorchers v Hurricanes Hobart 21 Jan 2017 T20
0/28 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 14 Jan 2017 T20
2/25 Scorchers v Heat Brisbane 11 Jan 2017 T20
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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May 21, 2017

Agony and ecstasy: Steven Smith and Mitchell Johnson display contrasting emotions, Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL final, Hyderabad, May 21, 2017

Agony and ecstasy: Steven Smith and Mitchell Johnson display contrasting emotions

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May 21, 2017

Catch 'em if you can: Parthiv Patel, Mitchell Johnson and Jasprit Bumrah set off on a celebratory run, Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL final, Hyderabad, May 21, 2017

Catch 'em if you can: Parthiv Patel, Mitchell Johnson and Jasprit Bumrah set off on a celebratory run

© BCCI

May 19, 2017

Mitchell Johnson celebrates after picking up a wicket, Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2, IPL 2017, Bengaluru, May 19, 2017

Mitchell Johnson celebrates after picking up a wicket

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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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Warm-up: Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - May 26
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Warm-up: Australia v Pakistan at Birmingham
May 29, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Australia v New Zealand at Birmingham
Jun 2, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Australia v Bangladesh at The Oval
Jun 5, 2017 (13:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
Group A: England v Australia at Birmingham
Jun 10, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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