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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
38
AVERAGE
21

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
301
AVERAGE
27.8

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
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
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
69
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
398
BEST BATTING
123
BEST BOWLING
8-61
Bowling
WICKETS
301
AVERAGE
27.8
ECONOMY
3.28
S/R
50.8
5W
12
10W/M
3
Batting
RUNS
2016
INNINGS
104
NOT OUTS
16
AVERAGE
22.91
100s
1
50s
11

Johnson nominates a retirement milestone

Mitchell Johnson refelects on taking his 300th wicket with a brute of a delivery and discusses the potential of joining DK Lillee on 355 wickets


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Johnson's long-ball antics

Mitchell Johnson continued his love-hate relationship with the England crowds on the third day at Edgbaston as the left-armer tried every trick in the book to take a wicket (restrictions apply)


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Australia's good, bad and ugly from day three

It wasn't all bad news for Australia on day three at Edgbaston, but the tourists definitely have plenty to think about ahead of Trent Bridge


Curator could mimic Edgbaston pitch

Trent Bridge strip set to be similar to the one that contributed to Australia's spectacular collapses in Birmingham


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It's Wood if he can: Broad

Durham product looks set to return for Anderson after pain-free training session in Nottingham


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Johnson ponders retirement mark

Left-armer refelects on taking 300th Test wicket and targets the next milestone