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Friday, July 20, 2018
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.
April 8, 2016 6:22:04 pm

Last year saw Mitchell Johnson claiming nine wickets in as many matches and he is expected to lead the KXIP bowling attack.

August 10, 2015 7:53:16 pm

Australia surrendered the Ashes in record time to England, and the Michael Clarke-led unit has come under a lot of flak for their show.

July 12, 2015 6:21:19 pm

Mitchell Johnson went wicket-less in the first innings and grabbed a couple of wickets in the second essay of the Cardiff Test.

April 12, 2015 3:24:18 am

Faulkner was allowed to breathe easy by Hooda, who started to take on the bowling.

April 11, 2015 1:29:17 pm

Before he moved to RR, Faulkner played a year for Punjab, an outing that he doesn't have fond memories of.

February 3, 2015 9:56:56 am

Returning from rest, Johnson, who took three wickets to help Australia beat England on Sunday.

December 20, 2014 4:52:34 am

After having Australia on the ropes, India’s pacers let the hosts escape by bowling bouncers injudiciously.

November 15, 2014 5:55:47 pm

Perth also hosts the second game on Sunday with George Bailey confirmed to lead the home side.

November 15, 2014 8:11:06 am

Australia captain Michael Clarke will likely not take part in the second ODI versus South Africa on Sunday.

November 14, 2014 3:39:03 pm

Other previous winners since the inception of the award in 2004 include Sachin, Sangakkara and Michael Clarke.