Mitchell Johnson


Bowls Left Arm Fast

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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.


Bowls Left Arm Fast


Townsville, QLD








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.

Thunderbolts & lightning, Mitchell's very frightening

A look back at the unforgettable summer of 2013-14 when Mitchell Johnson terrorised England's batsmen for 37 wickets en route to an Ashes whitewash

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BBL stars reveal favourite tournament moments

We asked some of the biggest names in the KFC Big Bash league what their favourite memories from the competition have been over the years

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Cracking catches and unplayable balls!

There have been some awesome feats in the field and with the ball in the Big Bash, with these players stepping up when it was their Time to Shine!

Johnson retires from all cricket

Left-arm pace spearhead says body is 'shutting down' as he pulls out of T20 leagues

Johnson signs a bat at the Indoor centre

MJ's indoor cameo nets stunning figures

Legendary quick dials back the pace but proves equally as devastating in seven-wicket showing in WA

Johnson calls time on BBL career

Aussie pace ace opts out of extended Big Bash season but looks to UAE's T10 competition