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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.

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

AGE
37
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.

Australians remember Johnson's Ashes

Five years after the series that would define his career, former Australian teammates share memories of Mitchell Johnson


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Mighty Mitch rips through England

Mitchell Johnson produced one of his many electrifying spells of fast bowling against England on a flat pitch at the Adelaide Oval in 2013-14


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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


Maxwell our World Cup captain: Johnson

Retired quick nominates a left-field option to lead Australia in their defence of the showpiece 50-over event


Test greats praise young Canes quick

Riley Meredith continues to impress in the BBL, drawing praise from former Test players and raising hopes of a future in international cricket


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'The quickest 30 balls I've ever faced'

Five years after the series that would define his career, former Australian teammates share memories of Mitchell Johnson


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