Mitchell Johnson

Furious Mitchell Johnson labels DRS a `failure`

Melbourne [Australia], Nov.7 : Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has labelled the Decision Review System (DRS) as a ` failure` after all-rounder Mitchell Marsh's controversial leg before dismissal during the opening Test of the three-match series against South Africa at the WACA Ground in Perth.

The incident took place on the fifth day of the first Test when Marsh was originally given not out after he was struck low on the pads of a Kagiso Rabada delivery.

However, the decision was over-turned when the ball-tracking technology showed it to be hitting more than 50 per cent of Marsh's leg stump and he was sent back to the pavilion.

Johnson's bouncer hitting Kohli sends shock waves across Adelaide Oval

Mitchell JohnsonSydney, December 11 - Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson's bouncer delivery that hit Virat Kohli on the helmet appeared to have shaken up both players, while sending shudders around Adelaide Oval shortly before lunch on the third day of the first Test against India.

The stand-in India captain Kohli, who was facing his first delivery, came out unhurt as it was hit on the badge of the helmet. However, a genuine concern was displayed by the Australian players, who immediately rushed towards the player to ensure Kohli wasn't injured, News. com. au reported.

Lehmann claims Johnson, Clarke likely to play in upcoming Test, ODI series against Pak

Darren LehmannKarachi, Sep 29 : Former Australian cricketer and current national team coach Darren Lehmann claimed on Sunday that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson would play in the upcoming Test and ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE.

Johnson withdrew from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but was part of the Australian squad that left for the United Arab Emirates ( UAE) on Sunday.

Lehmann calmed fears that the world's leading pacer was a doubt for the first Test against Pakistan that starts in Dubai on October 22, The Express Tribune reported.

Johnson suffers toe injury ahead of World T20

Mitchell-JohnsonSydney, March 13 : The Australian cricket team has suffered a massive blow ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup with pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson suffering an infected toe as a result of a cut received during the third Test in South Africa, Cricket Australia (CA) said Thursday.

The infection may mean a late arrival in Bangladesh for the quick, with the Aussies set to kick off their campaign against Pakistan, March 23 in Dhaka.

CA's chief medical officer Justin Paoloni said Johnson has suffered an infection in his right toe.

Johnson to miss T20s against South Africa

Mitchell-JohnsonMelbourne, March 6 : Cricket Australia's national selection panel 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 Johnson, CA said in a release.

Johnson storms to 4th ICC bowlers rankings

Mitchell-JohnsonDubai, Feb 19 : Australia's Mitchell Johnson has continued to storm through the charts in the latest ICC Test bowlers rankings released Wednesday.

Johnson has jumped five places to fourth following his spectacular match-winning haul of 12/127 in the Centurion Test against South Africa. Named Player of the Match, Johnson has enjoyed a spectacular run this season and now has a total of 49 wickets from six successive Tests.

The left-arm pacer, who first entered the top-10 in November 2008, reached a career-best second in March 2009. The seamer remained a permanent fixture in the top-five until October 2010.

After Proteas decimation, Johnson memes run riot across internet

Mitchell JohnsonSydney, Feb. 17 - After decimating South Africa in the Centurion Test, Australia's left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is dominating something else - The Internet.

Memes about his record-breaking and incredible 12-wicket haul in the first test; have popped up all over Facebook and Twitter.

Here are some of the best ones doing the rounds.

Mitch has always been a bit of a romantic.

Funny, and true,. Mitchell Johnson is Australia's Hulk.

Chuck Norris had a baby, its called Mitchell Johnson.

Oz takes 1-0 lead in Test series against Proteas following 281-run Centurion `thrashing`

Mitchell JohnsonSydney, Feb 16 - Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series against South Africa by thrashing the world's best Test team by a whopping 281 runs in their own turf, which was the worst loss South Africa has ever suffered at home in 60 years.

The incomparable fast bowling of pace sensation Mitchell Johnson pushed South Africa to the jaws of defeat as he took five second-innings wickets to lift his match tally to a career-best 12-127.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the result at Centurion Park was sealed by Nathan Lyon 's run-out of Morne Morkel that dismissed the home team for 200 from

Amla, Du Plessis reject chances of Johnson 'terrorising' Proteas in Tests

Mitchell JohnsonSydney, Feb 11  : South African batsmen Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis have said that Australian pace sensation Mitchell Johnson would not have the same effect on them as he did on a shocked England in the Ashes despite his turnaround from career-worst to career-best.

Johnson's low point came in a miserable 2009 Ashes campaign, followed by an unremarkable 2010-11 edition although the bowler that blasted England away, taking 37 wickets to be Man of the Series in the 2013-14 Ashes, was an unfamiliar and frightening 'beast' for the tourists.

Johnson vows to give Proteas potent cocktail of 'chin music'

Mitchell JohnsonSydney, Jan 22  : Australia's Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson has vowed to keep aggression on against South Africa by using short-pitched bowling that he used so effectively against England.

At the same time, he cautioned that the World No. 1 Proteas will provide a tough challenge, despite the absence of all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

Australia comes up against A. B. de Villiers (No. 1 in the world), Hashim Amla (No. 4) and Graeme Smith (No. 9); all currently among the best Test batsmen playing the game.

Johnson beats skipper Clarke to win coveted Allan Border medal

Mitchell-JohnsonMelbourne, Jan 20 : Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson won the coveted Allan Border medal at an event in Sydney on Monday.

The fast-bowler beat out competition from captain Michael Clarke , who was the favourite to win the award for a record fifth time.

Meg Lanning, just 21-years-old, won the Belinda Clark medal for the best female cricketer of the year.

James Faulkner, who has played just the one Test match during the voting period, was the surprise finisher in third, News. com. au reports.

Johnson took 37 wickets and helped Australia complete the Ashes whitewash.

Ashes: Johnson at it again as England crumble

Mitchell-JohnsonAdelaide, Dec 7 : Despite bowling out England for 172 with pacer Mitchell Johnson picking up seven for 40 runs, Australia decided not to enforce the follow-on and bat a second time, ending day three of the second Ashes Test with a 530-run lead here Saturday

The English batting crumbled for the second Test running, handing Australia a mammoth 398-run first innings lead.

Instead of enforcing a follow-on, Australia came out to bat and ended the day 132 for three, largely thanks to David Warner's quick-fire 83 not out of 117 balls.

Trott shrugs off Mitchell Johnson's `short ball` barbs ahead of first Test

Jonathan TrottSydney, Nov 13  : England player Jonathan Trott has said that he is not worried about the short ball that Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson has to offer.

He said that there were always a few weaknesses but he has improved on them and has fallen back into place.

Meanwhile, Australian selection boss John Inverarity has urged Test bowler Mitchell Johnson to continue his attack on England that he produced during the one-day series in September.

Oz think-tank scratching heads over replacing Starc with Johnson in Hyderabad Test

Mitchell-JohnsonSydney, Mar 1 : Australian selectors are pondering over replacing Mitchell Starc, who went wicket less during the Chennai Test, with experienced Mitchell Johnson in the second Test match against India in Hyderabad, starting on Saturday.

The Australian think-tank is also set to resist any urge to rest James Pattinson in a move that leaves Starc fighting to retain his place in the Test team, News. com. au reports.

Back-up pace man Johnson has entered the frame to replace Starc, and his selection prospects will improve further if the tourists desist from picking a second spinner at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, the paper said.

Oz injury woes continues after Starc withdrawn from ODI squad with calf soreness

Mitchell-JohnsonSydney, Jan 12 : Australia's miserable injury woes with fast bowlers continued after Mitchell Johnson was withdrawn from the one-day squad for the Sri Lanka series due to mild calf soreness.

Young South Australian quick Kane Richardson was on Saturday called up as cover for Sunday''s clash against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval, with Starc pulling up lame after the 107-run series opening win at the MCG on Friday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Johnson first person to ask Sangakkara of well being after hurting him with bouncer

Mitchell-Johnson_Johannesburg, Dec 29 : Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was the first person to walk into the change-room and make sure everything is fine with Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara after hurting him with a venomous bouncer on day three of the Boxing Day Test match, according to Michael Clarke The mercurial pace man was named man-of-the-match on Friday for his wrecking ball performance in Australia''s innings and 201-run victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground that gave the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Johnson says rotation policy helping Oz become better team

Mitchell-JohnsonSydney, Dec 27 : Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has claimed Australia's contentious rotation policy for fast bowlers has helped the team become stronger, and added that the players were getting accustomed to the sports-science selection process.

Johnson, who joined the 200-wicket club on Wednesday after taking 4-63 on his return to the Test fray following forced rested in Hobart, said there''s been talk with rotation systems and policies, but it''s good to be able to bowl as a group, News. com. au reports.

Oz in driver’s seat after Johnson rips apart Lankan batting in Boxing Day Test

Mitchell-JohnsonSydney, Dec 26 : Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson claimed four crucial wickets as Sri Lanka was bowled out for a measly 156 on the first day of the second Test match in Melbourne before the hosts reached 3-150 at stumps.

Captain Michael Clarke is 20 not out and his deputy Shane Watson is unbeaten on 13, although both batsmen were dropped before they reached double figures, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In front of an appreciative crowd of 67,138 at the MCG, Johnson claimed 4-63 from 14 fiery overs and became the 14th Australian to reach the milestone of 200 Test wickets, it added.

Johnson left out of Australia’s T20 squad for Proteas tour

Johnson left out of Australia’s T20 squad for Proteas tourSydney, Sep. 28 : Experienced Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been left out of the national T20 squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa, while Victorian batsman David Hussey loses his spot in the one-day lineup.

Young fast bowlers Patrick Cummins and James Pattinson have won selection in both squads, while rising all-rounder Mitchell Marsh claimed a berth in the T20 lineup, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Johnson ignores IPL for the third time

mitchell-johnsonMelbourne, Dec 24 : Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is ready to forgo Indian Premier League (IPL) for the third year in a row.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Mitchell, who is the International Cricket Council's cricketer of the year, would have been one of the most sought-after names at the third IPL auction on Jan 19 had he decided to nominate.

But Johnson's manager Sam Halvorsen said that the fast bowler will put country before cash by ignoring the lure of a six-figure payday in the IPL.

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