Posts Tagged "Mitchell Johnson"

Professional cricketers probably don’t come to mind when one thinks of sports that produce the best natural athletes. But the days of David Boon and Shane Warne are gone, and today’s cricketers are expected to perform at elite levels.

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A superb final over and late first innings runs with the bat from Mitchell Johnson has helped Mumbai Indians to their third Indian Premier League title.

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Three years is a long time in sport. If you don’t believe me, think back to a time when Mitchell Johnson was cracking skulls and taking names on his way to 37 wickets in a five-match Test series to reclaim the Ashes in emphatic fashion for Australia.

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Australian expressman Pat Cummins was left out of the Australian tour of India this month as his rehab continues, but he’s a headliner at the 2017 Indian Premier League auction on February 20.

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In-form paceman Mitchell Johnson’s prospects of an international return via the Australian Twenty20 side have been killed off.

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The Perth Scorchers defeated the Melbourne Stars and will now host the BBL final at the WACA. Here are five talking points.

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Mitchell Johnson produced one of the greatest bowling displays ever seen in BBL history to lead the Perth Scorchers to a seven-wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars in Tuesday night’s semi-final at the WACA Ground.

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Star paceman Mitchell Johnson has played down the prospect of making a return to Australia’s T20 team, saying he’s enjoying his time in domestic ranks and probably doesn’t deserve to be picked anyway.

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It’s not them, it’s us. Another summer of cricket has arrived. It’s time to put away the studs, shorts, and guernseys from football season, and pull out the spikes and whites.

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Sledging has made headlines again, just in time for the start of the Australian cricket season.

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It was a good time catching up with the guys and girls behind The Roar last week in Sydney, and chewing the fat with a few old faces alongside new colleagues.

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There have been thousands, perhaps millions, of overs in Test cricket, and some great ones. But did Mitchell Johnson bowl the greatest ever?

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Mitchell Johnson’s bowling was always characterised by unforgiving and unapologetic aggression. But the death of team-mate Phil Hughes led to a period of honest self-reflection where he was forced to grapple with the reality that his bowling wasn’t just fearsome, it was potentially deadly.

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My favourite Mitchell Johnson memory comes when he didn’t allow himself to think negatively. It was the day he presented the new Johnson, where, despite an expensive start, he broke an England-dominated Ashes world.

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It’s always nice to be able to choose the moment you leave the stage.

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My intention, prior to the events of the final day at the WACA, was to pass comment on the search for every titbit of information that leads to stories being created that aren’t anything of the kind.

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The second Test between Australia and New Zealand ended in a draw, just as the gods and/or WACA curator intended.

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Following Mitchell Johnson’s retirement from international cricket after the second Test at the WACA, we asked Roarers who they wanted to replace him in the Australian Test team.

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Few things excite a cricket crowd more than a full-throttle fast bowler. They personify menace and have fans collectively edging towards the front of their seat.

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Mitchell Johnson won’t ever forget his final day in a baggy green.

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