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Mitchell Johnson

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

Did you know?

Was a gifted, right-handed junior tennis player who was sought after as a tennis scholar until his cricket potential was recognised by former Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee.

WICKETS
313
AVERAGE
28.4

Mitchell Johnson

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

Did you know?

Was a gifted, right-handed junior tennis player who was sought after as a tennis scholar until his cricket potential was recognised by former Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee.

WICKETS
239
AVERAGE
25.3

Mitchell Johnson

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

Did you know?

Was a gifted, right-handed junior tennis player who was sought after as a tennis scholar until his cricket potential was recognised by former Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee.

WICKETS
38
AVERAGE
21

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

AGE
34
HEIGHT
189CM
BORN

Townsville, QLD

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

WA

WA
LOCAL CLUB

Wanneroo

Bio

The career of fiery left-armer Mitchell Johnson has been the proverbial roller-coaster ride.

Statistically, he ranks as a genuine fast-bowling great of Australian cricket. But as is often the case, the raw figures don't even come close to telling his full story.

At his best – such as the Perth Test in 2008, Johannesburg in 2009 and Adelaide in 2013 – Johnson has produced some of the most memorable and exhilarating performances in recent memory.

But at his lowest moments – think Lord's in 2009 and the Gabba in 2010 – Johnson's wayward bowling and mental state have left him disenchanted with the game and the subject of ridicule from opposing fans.

When faced with a lengthy rehabilitation following toe surgery in 2011, Johnson even questioned whether he had the ability or desire to return to international cricket.

But barely three years later he was the most feared fast bowler in the world, having destroyed England and South Africa on his way to claiming the 2014 Allan Border Medal.

MATCHES
73
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
398
BEST BATTING
123
BEST BOWLING
8-61
Bowling
WICKETS
313
AVERAGE
28.4
ECONOMY
3.33
S/R
51.1
5W
12
10W/M
3
Batting
RUNS
2065
INNINGS
109
NOT OUTS
16
AVERAGE
22.2
100s
1
50s
11
MATCHES
153
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
156
BEST BATTING
73
BEST BOWLING
6-31
Bowling
WICKETS
239
AVERAGE
25.3
ECONOMY
4.84
S/R
31.3
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
951
INNINGS
91
NOT OUTS
32
AVERAGE
16.12
100s
0
50s
2
MATCHES
30
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
24
BEST BATTING
28
BEST BOWLING
3-15
Bowling
WICKETS
38
AVERAGE
21
ECONOMY
7.29
S/R
17.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
109
INNINGS
17
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
10.9
100s
0
50s
0

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Mitchell Johnson recalls responding from being dropped for an Ashes Test in 2010 in the best way possible - a six-wicket haul at the WACA


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Johnson backs Starc as he returns to the WACA

Retired Test quick Mitchell Johnson marks 50 days until the start of the Test season by declaring Mitchell Starc is ready to dominate the summer


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The Scorchers star is looking forward to having Mitchell Johnson in his side this summer


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Former England batsman reveals his thoughts during and after the 2013 Gabba Test against Australia


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Starc can still get better: Johnson

Johnson saw Starc's breakout coming during 2015 Ashes and now says the lethal left-armer is on track for a record-breaking career