MITCHELL JOHNSON

  • IPL 8: Mitchell Johnson feels pacers can take KXIP all the way 4 days ago

    Mitchell Johnson took two crucial wickets as Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 18 runs in their IPL8 match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Punjab pacers swung the new ball prodigiously to land decisive blows. None of Mumbai batsmen were able to cope up against some...
  • IPL 8: Harbhajan's 64 off 24 in vain as Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 18 runs 5 days ago

    Harbhajan Singh played a blinder of an innings to single-handedly take Mumbai Indians to striking distance of a dramatic victory with a stunning 24-ball 64 before his side lost their IPL match against Kings XI Punjab by 18 runs in an exciting contest on Sunday. The out of favour India player,...
  • IPL 8: All-round Faulkner helps Rajasthan to a 26-run win over Punjab 1 week ago

    Pune: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner conjured up a crucial 46-run knock and then took three wickets as Rajasthan Royals pipped Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs on Friday. Rajasthan managed to get on board a respectable 162 for seven, thanks to Faulkner's fearless batting, after being invited to bat on a...
  • Relish the challenge of bowling to De Villiers: Mitchell Johnson April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After playing a crucial role in Australia's World Cup victory, Mitchell Johnson is now training his eyes on the challenge of bowling to the fearsome AB de Villiers when Kings XI Punjab take on RCB in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League. Johnson, who will once again spearhead...
  • IPL 8: Kings XI Punjab begin training, Maxwell and Johnson to arrive next week April 3, 2015

    Pune: Kings XI Punjab, aiming for their maiden IPL title after reaching the final last season, began training on Friday in the absence of their World Cup winning stars Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson, who will arrive in time for their opening game on April 10. Captain George Bailey, who could...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Brendon McCullum's wicket was turning point March 29, 2015

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Honestly I didn't expect the defeat. I was so disappointed because they played so well...
  • Fairytale farewell for Michael Clarke as Australia win their fifth World Cup crown March 29, 2015

    Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner pulled a rabbit out of the hat in the final as they reserved the best for the most important match of the tournament by returning with figures of 3 for 30 and 3 for 36 to restrict New Zealand to a score of 183. The best chance...
  • Kings of Cricket: Australia bowl out New Zealand for 183 in World Cup final March 29, 2015

    New Zealand succumbed against hostile Australia bowling to be shot out for 183 in the World Cup final in front of a record crowd of more than 91,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...
  • Australia's renaissance leads to World Cup final March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    (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 March 24, 2015

    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...