MITCHELL JOHNSON

  • I just need to concentrate on my job: Josh Hazlewood 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    Perth: Josh Hazlewood is just seven One-Day Internationals young, and in a quality Australian line-up, isn't guaranteed a spot in the final playing XI come the World Cup. The fact that he is a right-arm quick in a squad that contains three left-arm quicks - Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and...
  • Need to score runs, says Australian skipper George Bailey 5 days ago

    Sydney: His team is scoring runs in heaps but Australia's ODI cricket captain George Bailey has been struggling and the batsman is planning to promote himself up the order in the match against India on Monday to get back in form and avoid the axe. The stand-in captain has been in...
  • Beware of Australia's 'wolf pack': Brett Lee warns World Cup rivals January 22, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee equated his country's pace attack for the upcoming Cricket World Cup at home to the "biggest wolf pack" he has ever seen, claiming that it poses a serious threat to the rival teams in the mega-event beginning February 14. Mitchell Johnson is the leader of...
  • Mitchell Starc enjoying lead role in Johnson's absence January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: On cloud nine after bagging back-to-back man of the match awards in the ongoing cricket tri-series, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc on Sunday said he is relishing the opportunity of leading Australia's bowling attack in the absence of pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson. After picking up four for 42 in the...
  • Australia balanced but interesting to see how they handle World Cup pressure January 13, 2015

    The Australia squad has been announced for this year's ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and there is going to be some disappointment for the guys who missed out. But the ones, who got selected, have earned the right to be there. Like all the ICC Cricket World Cups, there are...
  • Starc in, Johnson out of Australia's XI for Sydney Test against India January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Mitchell Starc will replace injured allrounder Mitchell Johnson in the only change to Australia's lineup for the fourth Test against India starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Captain Steve Smith confirmed Australia's match XI Monday, saying Johnson has a slight hamstring strain and probably would have been considered...
  • Mitchell Starc likely to replace injured Mitchell Johnson at SCG January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc is likely to take the place of injured quick Mitchell Johnson in a like-for-like replacement in the Australian team for the Sydney Test beginning on Tuesday. Johnson, Australia's leading bowler, was ruled out of the match on Sunday due to hamstring soreness, paving the way for...
  • Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India with hamstring soreness, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. Johnson, 33, who bowled long spells during the first three Tests against India, had some right hamstring soreness during the Boxing Day Test and had...
  • Mitchell Johnson in doubt for Sydney Test January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is in doubt for the fourth Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground because of soreness in his left hamstring. Johnson did not train with the Australian team on Saturday and his condition will be further assessed in the lead-up to the final Test...
  • Mitchell Johnson wants shorter spells to fuel need for speed January 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson on Friday reiterated his fondness for shorter bowling spells, saying he will speak to the team think-tank about his preference. "I've been bowling longer spells. That's been at the back of my mind where I know I'm going to be bowling four, five, six-over spells that...
  • Virat Kohli receives praise from Mitchell Johnson ahead of 4th Test January 2, 2015

    Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes new full time India test captain Virat Kohli, who he's clashed with repeatedly during the first three matches of the four-test series, will bring a new, aggressive approach to the way India play cricket. Kohli and Johnson have had frequent run-ins in the series which...
  • 3rd Test: India salvage draw from precarious position, Australia win series December 30, 2014

    Team India held their nerves to salvage a draw on the final day of the third Test against Australia on Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After being set a target of 384 runs to win, India lost wickets at regular intervals before MS Dhoni and R Ashwin managed to...
  • Virat Kohli-Mitchell Johnson verbal volleys continue at the MCG December 29, 2014

    Melbourne: A day after expressing his displeasure at Australia's on-field banter, India vice-captain Virat Kohli on Monday once again had a go at Mitchell Johnson and apparently said something to the home team's pace spearhead as he was walking off after being dismissed. The incident transpired in the 68th over of...
  • Boxing Day test of India's resolve in Melbourne December 23, 2014

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on Australian soil this week. If the tourists can retain the fighting spirit that has...
  • It's important to intimidate opposition, says Mitchell Johnson December 22, 2014

    Melbourne: Never the one to shy away from a showdown, either with the ball or words, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels "psychological warfare" is important to intimidate the opposition on the cricket field. In a new DVD titled 'Mitchell Johnson: Bouncing Back,' the pacer, who has tormented India with both bat...
  • Team India should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal spat...
  • Sledging Mitchell Johnson not too wise on India's part: Steven Smith December 20, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia's young skipper Steve Smith has warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in the second cricket Test that ended here on Saturday. Johnson scored 88 runs in the first innings and then took three quick wickets...
  • India's Australia nightmare continues, another 4-0 looms December 20, 2014

    The moment Virat Kohli came out to resume India's second innings with Cheteshwar Pujara on the fourth morning, one could sense something was not right with the team. As it turned out, Shikhar Dhawan, who was supposed to come out with Pujara, was hit on the wrist during the net...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets December 20, 2014

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede...
  • We bowled too many short balls: Umesh Yadav December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Pacer Umesh Yadav on Friday conceded that the Indian bowlers have gone awry with their plans, sending down too many short balls that allowed the Australian tailenders to stage a comeback and pile up an imposing 505 in the second cricket Test here. The hosts had been reduced to 247...
  • I wanted to lead from the front: Steven Smith December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings' total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second Test against India. The hosts replied to India's 408-run total with 506 in their first innings with the captain himself scoring a hundred...
  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours by reaching 311 for 4...
  • We will continue to be aggressive: MS Dhoni December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins on Wednesday. Led by stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli, India made a bold attempt to chase a huge 364-run target...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India December 13, 2014

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 4 Round-up: David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith...