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Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson's career was one that took time to take off and when it did, it had batsmen covering in its wake. Johnson's peak came in the 2013-14 season when his aggression and his the speeds that he clocked on the ball flat lined the South African and English batting line ups. His career has also been peppered with many lows, a reason why he could never get recognised among the pantheon of truly great Australian pace bowlers. Johnson is the fifth Australian fast bowler to claim 300 Test wickets. He has suffered a long term condition with his wrists and hence, he can spray the ball widely off target when he is not having his day. He seems to have gained control of that only after he was dropped for Australia's tour of India and returned to the Test side sporting a moustache and clocking speeds that could tame the best batsmen in the world. Johnson is also a fairly good hitter of the ball and was initially expected to be an all rounder. He has once century against South Africa.


I've battled depression and continue to struggle with it: Mitchell Johnson

October 27, 2020 1:55 pm

Asked if he had found retirement hard, Mitchell Johnson replied: "Yeah plenty of times. I found out I've got depression, but I think the depression was something I've had even from a younger age.

Mitchell Johnson becomes MCC Honourary Life Member

August 19, 2019 3:15 pm

Mitchell Johnson, who has played 73 international Test matches for Australia claiming 313 wickets at an average of 28.40, was "blown away" by the honour. 

Glenn Maxwell should be Australia's captain at 2019 World Cup, says Mitchell Johnson

January 20, 2019 2:54 pm

Mitchell Johnson went with Glenn Maxwell as captain of his Australian squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup.

Mitchell Johnson, Michael Vaughan question ICC's 'average' rating of Perth pitch

December 22, 2018 2:50 pm

Match referee Ranjan Madugalle on Friday rated the pitch at Perth Stadium as 'average', the lowest pass mark provided by the ICC when they assess the pitch and outfield of Test grounds.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is 'disrespectful' and 'silly', says Mitchell Johnson

December 19, 2018 2:20 pm

Tensions flared up between India captain Virat Kohli and Australian skipper Tim Paine during the 2nd Test between the two teams at Perth.

Mitchell Johnson says bans against Australian trio should stay

November 19, 2018 2:49 am

Mitchell Johnson said that the ball-tampering ban on the Australian trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should not be reduced as the players have not challenged the board's sentence.

Mitchell Johnson retires from all forms of cricket

August 19, 2018 10:40 am

Mitchell Johnson, who retired from international cricket in 2015, announced that he won't be taking part in T20 tournaments.

Mitchell Johnson announces decision to quit Big Bash League

July 26, 2018 8:30 am

Mitchell Johnson, who is going to turn 37, before the start of the next Big Bash League season, cited the length of the tournament as the reason.

Ashes 2017-18: Pat Cummins aiming to replicate Mitchell Johnson

November 14, 2017 12:28 pm

Pat Cummins hopes to instill fear in the minds of the England batsmen - just the way Mitchell Johnson did in the 2013-14 series where he picked 37 wickets.

Mitchell Johnson trolled on Twitter for banter involving Ashish Nehra

October 09, 2017 6:06 pm

Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell McClenaghan were involved in a bit of banter over the fastest left arm seamer over 30-years-old before Ashish Nehra's name entered fray.