Mitchell Johnson – Englands Worst Nightmare
Mitchell Johnson (born 2 November 1981) is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He was awarded the International Cricket Council’s “Cricketer of the Year” award in 2009 and 2014 as well as “Test Player of the year” in 2014. He was particularly successful in his ‘comeback’ to the Australian Test squad, the 2013–14 Ashes series in which he destroyed England’s batting and then went on to decimate South Africa in the following Test series to cement his place in the Australian side. He played a key role in the semi-final and final matches of ICC World Cup 2015 which led to Australia winning the World Cup for the fifth time.
Johnson said he hoped England would be feeling the effect of “scars” from the last Ashes series following a hostile burst during the second Test at Lord’s on Friday. Johnson took two wickets for one run in seven balls to get rid of Gary Ballance and Joe Root as Australia ripped through England’s top order after tea on the second day.