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About Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Guy Johnson (Popular as Mitchell Johnson; aka: Midge, Notch)(Born: November 2, 1981 at Townsville, Queensland) is an Australian Left-arm fast-medium bowler. He is considered a serious contender for the 2009 Allan Border Medal.

Personal Biography

In October 09, he, along with fellow Australian cricketers stripped for the 3 Mobile Men of Cricket calendar as part of increasing awareness about breast cancer.

Professional Biography

Mitchell Johnson made his ODI debut playing for Australian team against New Zealand at Christchurch in December 10, 2005 and test debut in the Australia team playing against Sri Lanka at Brisbane, November 8-12, 2007.

Mitchell Johnson in News

Resurgent Oz pacers will trouble England's top batting line up: Wade
Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said his team possesses the bowling firepower to trouble England's in-form batting line up during their five-match one-day series.

Johnson's 'new' contract only second term of two-year deal: CA
Cricket Australia has clarified that Mitchell Johnson will simply be serving the second year of a two-year deal signed under the old regime after the fast bowler was handed a national team contract for 2012/13, raising eyebrows across the country.

CA's new contract puts Clarke's base salary at $2 million
Captain Michael Clarke, who tops the list Cricket Australia's new contract list, will earn a base salary of about $2 million and will pocket much more when his skipper's allowance and match fees are taken into account.

Pay dispute ends, Clarke and Johnson big winners in CA's contract list
Skipper Michael Clarke and pacer Mitchell Johnson have emerged as biggest gainers in Cricket Australia's list of contracted players for the next year,as the governing body has reduced the number from 25 to 17.

Hughes, Johnson Cummins sharpen skills at Brisbane center ahead of UK tour
Before flying out next week for the second half of the English county season, out-of-favour Australian opener Philip Hughes, 23, spent time at Brisbane's Centre of Excellence and was immediately targeted by quicks Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins.

Oz coach Arthur says 'returning' Johnson may have to wait for his opportunity
Australian coach Mickey Arthur has said experienced fast bowler Mitchell Johnson might have to wait for his chance after being recalled into the national team for the one-day tour of Ireland and England in June-July.

Toe injury saved Mitchell Johnson's career
Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has admitted that he might have retired from cricket had he not injured his toe in Johannesburg last year.

'Out of favour' Oz quick Johnson used Lillee to breathe life into vanquished career
Former Australia strike fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who sat out the home summer with a toe injury, looked to legendary Dennis Lillee to revive his international career.

Mitchell Johnson opens up about his battle with the blues
Speaking up about the depth of his mental battles, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has revealed that he lost his love for the game and would have contemplated retirement had he not injured his toe.

Oz selectors recall Johnson for England tour
Mitchell Johnson has been recalled to the Australian team for the one-day tour of England and Ireland in June and July.

Oz quick Johnson joins Durham to play in England domestic Twenty20
Out of favor Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has joined Durham county, to play in the Friends Life T20 competition.

I'll do whatever I can to make it back to Oz team: Mitchell Johnson
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has vowed to reclaim his spot in the Australian team.

Underwear flasher Jessica Bratich shows off back at award ceremony
Mitchell Johnson's wife Jessica Bratich bared her back rather than underwear at the Allan Border Medal this year.

Cricket WAGs dazzle on Allan Border Medal red carpet in not so baggy greens
The Australian cricketers' ladies paraded into Crown for the Allan Border Medal in Melbourne, flaunting fashionable outfits with plunging backlines and bling on the fingers, ears and wrists.

Johnson says information overload affected mental approach
Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has revealed that being "bombarded" by an information had affected his mental approach to bowling and subsequently led to his axing from the Test squad.

Johnson happy Oz team-mates Siddle, Hilfenhaus, Harris have silenced their critics
Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson has backed his team-mates, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris, who are bowling magnificently this season after battling poor form and injuries.

Giving fast bowlers a proper break is essential, says leading coach
Allister de Winter, who narrowly lost to Craig McDermott for the post of Australia's new fast bowling coach, believes Australian fast bowlers must accept Pat Howard's rotation policy to avoid career-shortening injuries.

Johnson using lay-off to build mental and physical strength
Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is using his lay-off after his toe surgery to rebuild his mental strength.

Out of form Johnson says Test career isn't over yet
Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says his international career isn't done yet and has vowed to fight his way back into the national squad.

Playing four pacers against India in Perth a bad idea: Tait
Recalling his personal experience, pacer Shaun Tait has said that fielding four fast bowlers against India at the WACA Ground on Friday would be a bad idea.

Guts and talent don't need coaching: Ex-Test batsman Bruce Francis
Former Australian Test batsman Bruce Francis is of the view that players who are talented and have guts to take on the opposition, don't need to be coached or guided on how to play.

India, not Australia emerging punters favourite to nail Test series
Punters in Australia do not see the country's current cricket team as the favourites to beat India in the forthcoming four-Test series.

Bollinger hopeful of recall for India series
Doug Bollinger, who will be returning from a hamstring injury in Sydney grade cricket today, is hopeful of a recall for the series against India.

Oz cricketers association welcomes review to manage injury crises
The Australian Cricketers Association (ASA) has welcomed the Cricket Australia (CA) review to shape new injury management procedures, saying that it was vital to the board's aim of returning the national team to the top of world cricket in all three forms of the game.

Cricket Australia review to shape new injury management procedures
Cricket Australia (CA) is reportedly undergoing a review to shape new injury management procedures.

James Pattinson to replace Michael Clarke as glamour boy of Oz cricket
James Pattinson, the Victorian fast bowler, is most likely to take the glamour boy mantle in the Australian cricket team, which was once held by Michael Clarke.

Oz rookie Mitchell Starc hoping to replace Johnson
Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc is hoping to replace fellow left-armer Mitchell Johnson in the long run, ahead of the second Test against New Zealand.

Return of old guard could pose happy headache for Oz selectors
The impending return of Shane Watson, Shaun Marsh and Patrick Cummins into the national squad could pose a happy dilemma for Australian selectors in the wake of the arrival and performance of new recruits.

Australia call-up all-rounder Dan Christian for Hobart Test
South Australian all-rounder Dan Christian has called in to the Australian team for the second Test against New Zealand in Hobart starting on Friday, as the selectors and the medical staff feel that teen pace sensation Pat Cummins still requires some rest due to injury and injured Queensland quick Ben Cutting.

New Jockey 'uplift' undies, men's answer to push-up bras
Jockey has launched new "uplift" underpants for men that could do the magic for them as push-up bras do for women.

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