A fast bowler who was one of the most feared opponents in the game, Mitchell Johnson had a sparkling International Cricket, representing Australia for over a decade.
A highly ranked junior tennis player, Johnson made the decision to focus solely on cricket at the age of 17. After a few years playing Shield cricket for Queensland, Johnson progressed to represent Australia A, then eventually made his Test debut in 2007. Quickly becoming a reliable bowler, Johnson was also a respectable batter who had the ability to score runs at crunch time.
Representing Australia in both ODI and Test’s, Johnson is one of only 3 men in history to have been awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year on 2 separate occasions.
Johnson ended the 2013/14 Ashes series with 37 wickets and was named Player of the Series. He finished his ODI career after the 2015 World Cup final which Australia won, and also retired from Test cricket in November 2015 finishing his career with 313 Test wickets.
Since finishing his International career, Johnson continued to play on the T20 circuit for a couple of years, retiring completely in 2018.
In the years since, Johnson has taken up commentary roles with Fox Sports and Star Sports in the IPL. He has a daughter named Rubika and a son Leo, and in 2016 released his autobiography titled ‘Resilient’.