Mitchell Johnson

  • CLT20: Johnson not to join KXIP immediately due to injury 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe. Johnson, 32, who destroyed England in Australia's 5-0 Ashes sweep at home last southern summer, left allrounder Ryan McLaren with a hairline...
  • 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 in-form Glenn Maxwell and getting to know Virender Sehwag the person from close quarters. "When I joined Kings XI Punjab,...
  • IPL 7: KXIP's Sandeep Sharma credits Virender Sehwag for success April 29, 2014

    On cloud nine after his success against top batsmen such as Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, Kings XI Punjab young medium pacer Sandeep Sharma has credited Virender Sehwag for helping him become a better cricketer and described him as a "gem of a person". "Viru pa is an amazing person! In...
  • KXIP is balanced, all-round side: Mitchell Johnson April 27, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: The failure of their batsmen was more than made up for by their bowlers in the low-scoring win over Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson says it has proved that his side is the most balanced in the ongoing IPL. Punjab clinched a 23-run...
  • Glenn Maxwell bats Punjab to third straight victory in IPL 7 April 22, 2014

    A disciplined allround performance by the Kings XI Punjab helped them register their third victory on the trot in IPL 7, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in Sharjah on Tuesday. Punjab rode on Glenn Maxwell's blistering 43-ball-95 to set a mammoth 194-run target against Shikhar Dhawan-led Hyderabad. In reply,...
  • IPL 7: Chennai in for stiff opening test against Punjab April 17, 2014

    Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on a positive note when they take on a revamped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Friday in Abu Dhabi. CSK narrowly missed coming under the hammer of...
  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career April 15, 2014

    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 victory...
  • Mitchell Johnson fit to play in IPL 7 April 8, 2014

    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 bowler...
  • Australia to bounce all the world's tailenders: coach March 26, 2014

    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 bowled...
  • Mitchell Johnson's toe infection spreads to leg March 21, 2014

    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 injury...
  • Australia attack potent enough without Johnson: Bailey March 18, 2014

    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 rivals...
  • Injured Mitchell Johnson out of World Twenty20 March 16, 2014

    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 March 16, 2014

    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 series...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five bowlers to watch out for March 14, 2014

    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 the paceman...
  • Toe injury puts Johnson in doubt for World Twenty20 March 14, 2014

    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 the...
  • Mitchell Johnson has toe ailment, T20 status in doubt March 13, 2014

    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 may...
  • 1st T20: South Africa, Australia prepare for World Twenty20 March 8, 2014

    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 teams...
  • Johnson provides the right balance to KXIP, says Bangar March 10, 2014

    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 at...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss Twenty20s against South Africa March 6, 2014

    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 for...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test March 5, 2014

    (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 decisive...
  • 3rd Test: Graeme Smith fails as South Africa battle to avoid defeat March 4, 2014

    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 at...
  • Johnson, Steyn underline need for speed, says Lee March 4, 2014

    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, instilling...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 4 March 4, 2014

    (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 aggression to...
  • 3rd Test: Johnson, Harris give Australia advantage on Day 3 March 3, 2014

    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 wickets...