MITCHELL JOHNSON

  • Australia rest pace trio ahead of India series 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) Saturday opted to rest pace trio Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood for the upcoming Sheffield Shield round matches, keeping in mind the upcoming Test series against India. The move gave rise to the possibility that the three men have been earmarked to form Australia's fast...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c), Mitchell Marsh,...
  • Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc added to Australia's ODI squad; Johnson rested November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Pacemen Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have been recalled to Australia's squad for the remaining three limited-overs internationals against South Africa, while selectors gave Mitchell Johnson a rest and decided against drafting in a batsman to replace injured captain Michael Clarke. The 21-year-old Cummins returns to the national squad for...
  • Will back Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup if needed: Mitchell Johnson November 15, 2014

    Sydney: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson on Saturday backed George Bailey to fill in for Michael Clarke in the 2015 World Cup if the regular skipper's recurring hamstring problems keep him away from leading the hosts in the tournament. Clarke is expected to captain Australia in their first home World Cup in...
  • South Africa might be spared Johnson factor in final ODIs November 15, 2014

    Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the Test series against India and next year's World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday. Johnson celebrated his ICC Cricketer of the Year award by removing both South Africa's openers...
  • Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has matched compatriot Ricky Ponting's feat of winning the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricketer of the Year award twice, the governing body said on Friday. The 33-year-old Johnson won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the second time after winning the award in 2009 and...
  • Mitchell Johnson, Dale Steyn face off in battle of lethal fast bowlers November 13, 2014

    Perth: Lethal fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn will spearhead the attacks as Australia and South Africa renew hostilities in a five-match one-day series opening in Perth on Friday. Johnson and Steyn are world cricket's most lethal speedsters and will look to create mayhem on an expected lively WACA pitch...
  • 1st ODI: Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa November 13, 2014

    Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year. The series pits the second-ranked South Africa against the third-ranked hosts with the...
  • No hate but plenty of fire in South Africa cricket rivalry: Mitchell Johnson November 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is expecting a fiery encounter with South Africa in the upcoming one-day series but thinks to say the teams "hate" each other would be to overstate the case. The bad blood between the sides goes back to Australia's Test triumph in South Africa at the start...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan close third day on 61/2, lead Australia by 370 November 1, 2014

    Pakistan took a stranglehold on the second Test match against Australia when they opened up a lead of 370 runs at the end of the third day's play on Saturday. Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on,...
  • 1st Test: Younis Khan, spinners star as Pakistan thump Australia October 26, 2014

    Dubai: Zulfiqar Babar took a maiden five-wicket haul and fellow leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four as Pakistan humiliated Australia by 221 runs in the first Test in Dubai on Sunday. Babar finished with 5-74 in only his third Test, while debutant Shah took 4-50 to dismiss a resolute Australia for 216...
  • 1st Test: Spinners shine as Pakistan take 189-run lead against Australia on Day 3 October 24, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan stretched their lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad, 22 not out, and Azhar Ali, 16 not out, guided the home team to 38...
  • 1st Test: Younis Khan ton puts Pakistan in control against Australia October 22, 2014

    Dubai: Younis Khan proved the selectors were wrong to drop him from Pakistan's limited-overs team by hitting a sedate 25th Test century on Wednesday as Pakistan reached 219 for four on the opening day of the first Test against Australia. Younis, who had criticized the selectors for axing him from the...
  • Mitchell Johnson not in Akram's league yet: Waqar Younis October 22, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's Mitchell Johnson may have threatened some of the best batting line-ups in world cricket with his lethal pace, but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says that the left-arm fast bowler is yet to reach Wasim Akram's level. For Waqar, who formed half of one of world cricket's most deadly pace...
  • Mitchell Johnson eyes Pakistan cleansweep for World Cup 2015 boost October 12, 2014

    Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson wants to complete a cleansweep over Pakistan on Sunday to recapture the world's top ranking and provide a tonic ahead of the 2015 World Cup. Australia won the first one-dayer in Sharjah by 93 runs on Tuesday and then took an unbeatable 2-0 lead by winning...
  • Mitchell Johnson happy to be aggressor in Australian win October 11, 2014

    DUBAI: Fiery paceman Mitchell Johnson on Saturday said he was happy to be the aggressor in his team's attack which contributed successfully in the one-day series win over Pakistan in United Arab Emirates. The 32-year-old left-armer bowled with venom and guile to take six wickets in the two games, 3-24 in...
  • 2nd ODI: Maxwell guides Australia to series win against Pakistan October 11, 2014

    Dubai: Glenn Maxwell decimated Pakistan's spinners by hitting 76 off 81 balls and carried Australia to a five-wicket victory in the second one-day international on Friday. The win gave Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with the final match set for Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Maxwell made Pakistan pay heavily...
  • 1st ODI: Steven Smith ton helps Australia thrash Pakistan by 93 runs October 8, 2014

    Steven Smith scored a maiden one day hundred while paceman Mitchell Johnson took three wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first day-night international on Tuesday. Smith, who had never scored a half-century in one-day games before, managed a sedate 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to a...
  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson set to play against Pakistan September 28, 2014

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday that fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but left with the national squad for the UAE on...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss entire CLT20 due to injury September 26, 2014

    Cricket Australia said fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a rib injury and he won't be released to play the ongoing Champions League T20 in India. Australian team performance manager Pat Howard on Friday said Johnson will continue to work with medical staff before approval is given for his return to action. Johnson...
  • Jonathan Trott denies Mitchell Johnson caused Ashes exit September 21, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England's Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 50 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling...
  • CLT20: Johnson not to join KXIP immediately due to injury September 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Wednesday said that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India for the Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury. Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning...
  • CLT20: Star IPL players to watch out for September 14, 2014

    With the Champions League Twenty20 kicking off and that to happening in India, the IPL teams and their players will be keenly followed. Moreover, in the five editions of the CLT20, IPL teams have always started as favourites. Let's have a look at the star players from the IPL teams to...
  • Australia have the edge over South Africa, says Mitchell Johnson September 5, 2014

    Predictability will meet adaptability when South Africa face Australia in Saturday's triangular series final in Harare at least according to Mitchell Johnson. Days after fracturing South Africa all rounder Ryan McLaren's right arm, the Australian quick has ramped up the mind games after the Proteas saw off Zimbabwe on Thursday...
  • Arm break signals Mitchell Johnson's intimidating form September 5, 2014

    Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is continuing his fearsome reputation ahead of the next Ashes series after breaking a South African batsman's arm during the ongoing oneday triseries in Zimbabwe. Johnson, 32, who destroyed England in Australia's 50 Ashes sweep at home last southern summer, left allrounder Ryan McLaren with a hairline...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, Triseries, Match 4 August 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Australia won the toss and opted to bat. Michael Clarke comes back in place of Steven Smith. Teams: Australia: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin(w), James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Mitchell...
  • IPL 7: Bowling gives Kolkata edge over Punjab in the final May 31, 2014

    The seventh edition of IPL has got its two finalists in Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab and both teams deserve to be part of the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata, after the UAE leg, never looked like making to the playoffs as they struggled to find the right...
  • IPL7: Kings XI Punjab thump Delhi to finish top in group stage May 25, 2014

    Chasing 116 to win, Manan Vohra (47) and David Miller (47*) helped Kings XI Punjab crush Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets in match 55 of the Indian Premier League. It turned out to be contrasting campaigns for both the sides. On one hand, Daredevils lost 12 of their 14 matches, including...
  • IPL 7: Mitchell Johnson heaps praise on Virender Sehwag May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Kings XI Punjab juggernaut rolls on unabated in the ongoing IPL, pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson expresses his double delight at not having the 'misfortune' of bowling to inform Glenn Maxwell and getting to know Virender Sehwag the person from close quarters. "When I joined Kings XI Punjab,...