Mitchell Johnson

  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career 15-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Australia's Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his Test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been Australia's talisman in a spectacular recent run, bowling them to a whitewash of arch-rivals England and a series...
  • Mitchell Johnson fit to play in IPL 7 07-04-2014 01:44 PM

    Melbourne: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson was on Monday declared fit to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League that starts in the UAE April 16. The toe infection Johnson suffered in the series against South Africa had spread to his leg and also ruled the left-arm fast...
  • Australia to bounce all the world's tailenders: coach 26-03-2014 02:34 PM

    Melbourne: Australia's pace attack terrorised England's lower order batsmen with short-pitched bowling during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash and all Test sides can expect the same treatment, according to coach Darren Lehmann. "That (bouncing the tailenders) was one of the things that once made the West Indies so threatening, and they...
  • Mitchell Johnson's toe infection spreads to leg 21-03-2014 12:52 PM

    Sydney: Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson is facing a race against time to be fit for the upcoming Indian Premier League as he continues to recover from a toe infection that ruled him out of the World Twenty20. In an update on contracted players released Friday, Cricket Australia (CA) said the...
  • Australia attack potent enough without Johnson: Bailey 18-03-2014 02:11 PM

    Australia will miss injured paceman Mitchell Johnson but their bowling attack remains potent enough to help them win a maiden World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, captain George Bailey said on Tuesday. The left-arm quick has been in the form of his life, bowling Australia to an Ashes whitewash of bitter...
  • Injured Mitchell Johnson out of World Twenty20 16-03-2014 02:20 PM

    Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was on Sunday ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 due to an infected toe and has been replaced by Doug Bollinger in the squad. Johnson suffered a cut on his right big toe after the 3rd Test against South Africa which became infected when...
  • Lehmann casts doubt on Johnson's World T20 participation 16-03-2014 10:58 AM

    Mitchell Johnson's hopes of playing in the Twenty20 World Cup looked to be fading on Sunday when Australia coach Darren Lehmann cast doubt on whether the paceman would be fit enough to travel to Bangladesh. Johnson, whose quick bowling fired Australia to a 5-0 Ashes sweep and a 2-1 Test...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five bowlers to watch out for 14-03-2014 01:38 PM

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the bowlers to watch out for during the tournament: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka Malinga has now played international cricket for almost 10 years but batsmen still struggle to read...
  • Toe injury puts Johnson in doubt for World Twenty20 14-03-2014 11:06 AM

    Sydney: Mitchell Johnson is struggling to be fit for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh with the Australian fast bowler suffering a toe infection stemming from a cut he picked up in South Africa. Cricket Australia said the pace spearhead was receiving treatment and it may mean a late arrival for...
  • Mitchell Johnson has toe ailment, T20 status in doubt 13-03-2014 09:33 AM

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a right toe infection and his availability for the World Twenty20 tournament is in question. Cricket Australia said on Thursday a final decision on his inclusion in the squad is yet to be made and that his scheduled departure on Sunday to Bangladesh...
  • 1st T20: South Africa, Australia prepare for World Twenty20 08-03-2014 08:47 AM

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of 20-overs games would not normally have much more than entertainment value, but for both...
  • Johnson provides the right balance to KXIP, says Bangar 06-03-2014 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has been a "big miss" for Kings XI Punjab but the franchise's newly-appointed assistant coach Sanjay Bangar says in-form Mitchell Johnson's inclusion has given them the right balance they were searching for ahead of IPL 7. Bangar said that KXIP were "badly" looking to buy Yuvraj...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss Twenty20s against South Africa 06-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia's national selection panel on Thursday said Mitchell Johnson will return home to rest ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and will not take part in the Twenty20 Series against South Africa beginning Sunday. All-rounder Moises Henriques will stay on in South Africa as a replacement...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test 05-03-2014 01:07 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Graeme Smith's international cricket career came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when South Africa's captain was dismissed for 3 as Australia moved to within six wickets of victory on day four of the third and...
  • 3rd Test: Graeme Smith fails as South Africa battle to avoid defeat 04-03-2014 10:58 PM

    Cape Town: Graeme Smith's international cricket career came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when South Africa's captain was dismissed for 3 as Australia moved to within six wickets of victory on day four of the third and decisive Test. South Africa, set 511 to win, were 71 for 4...
  • Johnson, Steyn underline need for speed, says Lee 04-03-2014 07:15 PM

    Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn have once again underlined the need for speed in Test cricket with their recent exploits, former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee said on Tuesday. Johnson, recalled after more than a year in the Test wilderness, took 37 England wickets in Australia's recent 5-0 Ashes whitewash,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4 04-03-2014 01:34 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Australia took a firm grip on the third Test as seamers Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris snared seven wickets between them to bowl South Africa out for 287 on day three. While Johnson combined pace and...
  • 3rd Test: Johnson, Harris give Australia advantage on Day 3 03-03-2014 10:25 PM

    Cape Town: Australia took a firm grip on the third Test as seamers Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris snared seven wickets between them to bowl South Africa out for 287 on day three on Monday at Newlands. While Johnson combined pace and aggression to raise his series tally to 19...
  • South Africa fired up to end Australia jinx 24-02-2014 06:52 PM

    Cape Town: South Africa's dramatic 231-run victory over Australia in the second Test set up an enticing decider at Newlands which could see the hosts seal a first home series win over the tourists in 44 years. After their humiliating 281-run defeat in the first Test, the Proteas were written...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 22-02-2014 01:42 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander put South Africa on top as they reduced Australia to 112 for 4 on the second day of the second Test at St George's Park on...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 21-02-2014 01:16 PM

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow the ball-by-ball commentary) Elgar (83), Du Plessis (55) and De Villiers (51*) scored half-centuries as South Africa reached 214 for 5 before bad light stopped play on day one. On a slow pitch which negated the menace of Mitchell Johnson...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 20-02-2014 01:37 PM

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow the ball-by-ball commentary) Toss and Team News: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat. There are changes to the South African side, with Dean Elgar to open, Quinton de Kock makes his Test debut and Wayne Parnell...
  • Virat Kohli rises to career-best 9th in ICC Test rankings 19-02-2014 02:51 PM

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli has moved up two places to a career-best ninth position in the latest ICC Test batsmen rankings released Wednesday, breaking into the top-10 for the first time in his career. His rise came following the knocks of 38 and 105 not out in the Wellington Test...
  • South Africa ponder team balance ahead of second Test 19-02-2014 08:58 AM

    Port Elizabeth: Whether to stick with an allrounder at number seven or play an extra batsman to counter Australia's fiery bowling attack is the vexed question for South Africa ahead of the second Test at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth starting on Thursday. The Australians were clearly superior in...
  • Johnson blow rules out McLaren for second Test 18-02-2014 04:07 PM

    Port Elizabeth: South African allrounder Ryan McLaren has been ruled out of the second Test against Australia starting at St George's Park on Thursday after being hit on the head by fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during the first Test in Centurion on Saturday. South African team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee...
  • South Africa's Test champions tag in danger 16-02-2014 04:34 PM

    Centurion: South Africa entered their Test series against Australia as undisputed world champions in the five-day form of the game. But the crushing nature of their 281-run defeat in the first Test at SuperSport Park has raised the possibility that their era of dominance may be coming to an end....
  • No scar but need to curb Johnson, says Graeme Smith 16-02-2014 01:50 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa will turn their attention to finding a way to negate the formidable threat posed by fiery Australian Mitchell Johnson, captain Graeme Smith said following his team's comprehensive 281-run defeat in the first Test on Saturday. "There is no doubt Mitchell Johnson was the difference in this game...
  • Mitchell Johnson vows to improve further against South Africa 16-02-2014 08:00 AM

    Centurion: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson produced career-best match figures as he sent South Africa crashing to a humiliating 281-run defeat on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Saturday - then said he is looking to improve. Johnson followed up his 7 for 68 in...
  • 1st Test: Johnson helps Australia crush No. 1 South Africa 15-02-2014 08:23 PM

    Centurion: Australia crushed cricket's top-ranked team on Saturday as unstoppable fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took 12 of 20 wickets to send South Africa to a humbling 281-run defeat at home in the first Test. Already with 7 for 68 from the first innings, Johnson ripped out 5 for 59 in...
  • 1st Test: Unstoppable Australia take massive lead on Day 3 14-02-2014 10:59 PM

    Centurion: David Warner blazed Australia's third century in three days after fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took 7 for 68, giving the tourists complete control over South Africa in the first Test on Friday. Warner's 115 off 151 balls with 13 fours and two sixes was almost as blisteringly quick as...