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.

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

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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

I don’t think umpires are looking: Ponting

Test legend wants to see no-balls closely monitored at the highest level

Aussie legends put spotlight on Starc

McGrath and Johnson assess Test quick's rhythm and aggression during tense day four in Adelaide

Mitch reveals his coaching itch

Champion fast bowler interested in pursuing coaching career after working at Under-19 Male National Championships