MITCHELL JOHNSON

  • Australia's renaissance leads to World Cup final Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago. Battling mediocrity in all formats, Michael Clarke's side lurched from...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final Yesterday

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Ravindra Jadeja - India's biggest disappointment Yesterday

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Mohammad Shami not clicking was very disappointing for me. He has been a...
  • World Cup 2015: Mitchell Johnson vows to sledge Team India 4 days ago

    Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says he is considering taking on the role of Australia's Sledger-in-Chief for Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Outspoken opener David Warner has been on his best behaviour at the World Cup after getting into hot water over a series of spats...
  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 March 5, 2015

    Pakistan beat UAE to get their campaign back on track with second consecutive win while Australia score record 417 against Afghanistan. Watch highlights from Day 18 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Didn't get the chance to see the mayhem of #PAKvUAE or #AUSvAFG? Catch up now with #CWCDaily! https://t.co/4kv026xoGv- ICC (@ICC)...
  • World Cup: Australia were nervous against New Zealand, admits Mitchell Johnson March 3, 2015

    Melbourne: Nerves got the better of Australia's batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said. New Zealand skittled Australia's batsmen for 151 runs in 32.2 overs before holding on for a...
  • Bangladesh's encounter won't be a cake walk, says Johnson February 17, 2015

    Sydney: Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson does not consider the encounter against Bangladesh in Brisbane to be a cake-walk and says that he will be viewing video footage of how the Asian team plays in order to spot their strengths and weaknesses. "I don't like watching footage too much but there...
  • Michael Clarke debate not distracting Australia's World Cup dream: Mitchell Johnson February 17, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's Mitchell Johnson said on Tuesday that the ongoing speculation about captain Michael Clarke's fitness was not proving a distraction for the World Cup favourites. Clarke's hamstring injury meant he was sidelined as co-hosts Australia launched their bid for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 111-run thrashing...
  • Johnson, Starc key for Australia in World Cup: David Warner February 13, 2015

    Dynamic opening batsman David Warner on Friday said Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc will star for the co-hosts and will be crucial for the country's World Cup campaign. Speaking with cricket.com.au ahead of Saturday's opener against England, Warner identified a pair of left-arm quicks when asked who he considered...
  • Fast bowlers should be ready for a challenging World Cup February 10, 2015

    International cricket is all about how you prepare. Keep yourself fit, put in the hard work and practice well. That in a nutshell is the mantra for doing well at the highest level. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in the challenging conditions of Australia and New...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Australia look good to complete a five-for February 7, 2015

    In 1992 they were not as confident, but 23 years later, as the Cup returns to their home soil, Australia are the closest they have been to their best since the wholesale exodus of legends in quick succession. Back in control at top of the ICC ODI rankings, Australia enter the...
  • Not a surprise! No Indian in Walsh's top bowling picks for World Cup 2015 February 5, 2015

    As the ICC Cricket World Cup gets closer and the players get more eager for one of cricket's biggest events, I will try to settle some nerves by selecting a few fast, or seam, bowlers to watch or look out for and tell you why. You will notice that I have...
  • Eoin Morgan plays down Mitchell Johnson factor February 2, 2015

    Perth: England One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan "can't put his finger" on why his side collapsed in the tri-series final against Australia Sunday, but he said on Monday that he was certain it had nothing to do with returning Australian spearhead Mitchell Johnson. Chasing 279 to win the tri-series final,...
  • Australia clinch tri-series as Glenn Maxwell fires England down February 1, 2015

    Glenn Maxwell scored 95 and took 4 for 46 on Sunday to spur Australia to a 112-run win over England in the final of the one-day international tri-series. Maxwell led Australia to 278 for 8 as they batted first after losing the toss, then had the opportunity of a hat trick...
  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok February 1, 2015

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • Tri-series: Australia, England look for bragging rights ahead of WC January 31, 2015

    Perth: In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final, here on Sunday. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Baily-led Australia undoubtedly start as overwhelming favourites with a fit-again...
  • Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson set to return for tri-series final January 30, 2015

    Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to return to One-Day International (ODI) cricket after a break of over a month and will play in the tri-series final against England on Sunday. Johnson said the break was a much needed one, specially after the "tough" tour in the United Arab Emirates...
  • I just need to concentrate on my job: Josh Hazlewood January 29, 2015

    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 January 25, 2015

    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...