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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
274
AVERAGE
27.61

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
221
AVERAGE
25.72

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
20.97

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

AGE
33
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
62
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
398
BEST BATTING
123
BEST BOWLING
12-127
Bowling
WICKETS
274
AVERAGE
27.61
ECONOMY
3.26
S/R
50.7
5W
12
10W/M
3
Batting
RUNS
1735
INNINGS
93
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
22.24
100s
1
50s
9
MATCHES
144
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
156
BEST BATTING
73
BEST BOWLING
6-31
Bowling
WICKETS
221
AVERAGE
25.72
ECONOMY
4.83
S/R
32
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
917
INNINGS
86
NOT OUTS
30
AVERAGE
16.38
100s
0
50s
2
MATCHES
30
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
24
BEST BATTING
28
BEST BOWLING
3-15
Bowling
WICKETS
38
AVERAGE
20.97
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
MATCHES
103
DEBUT
2001
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
123
BEST BOWLING
12-127
Bowling
WICKETS
412
AVERAGE
28.38
ECONOMY
3.34
S/R
51
5W
17
10W/M
4
Batting
RUNS
2777
INNINGS
150
NOT OUTS
27
AVERAGE
22.58
100s
2
50s
13
MATCHES
23
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
27
BEST BOWLING
4-37
Bowling
WICKETS
29
AVERAGE
36.34
ECONOMY
4.63
S/R
47.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
119
INNINGS
11
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
17
100s
0
50s
0

It was a pretty tough day: Johnson

Mitchell Johnson laments an uneven day's cricket ahead of play on day two at the Gabba


4:19 Mitch-and-Healy-IV-ex-Ch-9-still

Johnson's new approach pays dividends

Mitchell Johnson speaks to Ian Healy on his new approach to bowling that's turned his career around.


0:58 Johnsons-bizarre-moment-at-the-Gabba-still

Johnson's bizarre moment at the Gabba

Mitchell Johnson fields the ball off his bowling and rolls it to ... no one!


Lyon jolted by the sound of Kohli hit

Australian players rattled momentarily by the bouncer that hit Kohli


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Kohli blow sends chill through Aussie camp

Having proved fearsome fast-bowling still has a place, Johnson was left shaken after striking Kohli's helmet


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Kohli, Johnson rattled by first-ball bouncer

India's captain hit on the helmet from his first ball to leave Australia's pace spearhead looking distressed