Mitchell Johnson (cricketer)

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Mitchell Johnson
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Johnson in January 2014
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Guy Johnson
Born (1981-11-02) 2 November 1981 (age 35)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Nickname Midge, Notch
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 398) 8 November 2007 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 17 November 2015 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 156) 10 December 2005 v New Zealand
Last ODI 29 March 2015 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 25
T20I debut (cap 24) 12 September 2007 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 31 August 2013 v England
T20I shirt no. 25
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001–2008 Queensland
2008–present Western Australia (squad no. 25)
2012–2013 2017- Mumbai Indians
2014–2016 Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 25)
2016–present Perth Scorchers (squad no. 25)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 73 153 117 184
Runs scored 2,065 951 3,180 1,115
Batting average 22.20 16.11 22.87 16.15
100s/50s 1/11 0/2 2/15 0/2
Top score 123* 73* 123* 73*
Balls bowled 16,001 7,489 23,765 9,227
Wickets 313 239 465 284
Bowling average 28.40 25.26 28.71 26.01
5 wickets in innings 12 3 17 4
10 wickets in match 3 n/a 4 n/a
Best bowling 8/61 6/31 8/61 6/31
Catches/stumpings 27/– 35/– 39/– 39/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 November 2015

Mitchell Guy Johnson (born 2 November 1981) is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He made his Test debut for Australia in November 2007 and was awarded the International Cricket Council's "Cricketer of the Year" award in 2009. After suffering a drop in form that led to his removal from the national side in early 2013, he was particularly successful in his 'comeback' to the Australian Test squad during the 2013–14 Ashes series in Australia, during which he dominated against England's batting. He then went on to cement his place in the Australian side in the following Test series Against South Africa and was rewarded with his second "Cricketer of the Year" and first "Test Player of the year" award in 2014. 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 retired from all forms of international cricket in November 2015, having represented Australia in a total of 256 matches.[2] Johnson was the last active Australian player with a Test cap number in the 300s.[3]

Early life[edit]

Johnson was born and raised in Townsville, Queensland. His first sporting love was tennis with his idol being Pete Sampras.[4] At 14 he was offered the opportunity to move to Brisbane to further his tennis career but turned it down.[5] It wasn't until the age of 17 that Johnson gave up on his childhood dream of being a professional tennis player and began focusing on cricket.

Cricket career[edit]

Australian domestic competition[edit]

When Johnson attended a fast-bowling clinic in Brisbane at age 17, former Test fast-bowler Dennis Lillee identified him as a "once-in-nine-lives prospect".[6] Lillee contacted former team mate Rod Marsh and arranged for Johnson to join the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide.[6]

Johnson fields in a tour match against Northamptonshire during the 2009 Ashes
Johnson with Australia in 2009.

Johnson subsequently played for the Australian Under-19 side that toured England in 1999, however recurrent back injuries hampered his prospects. He recovered to start his first-class career two years later, when he was selected to play state cricket for his native Queensland. Playing for Queensland against New Zealand, Johnson hit a six off the first ball he faced in first-class cricket. In September 2005, he was in the Australia A cricket team that toured Pakistan. He generally bowls the sling action and has the capability to bowl in excess of 150kph, his fastest being 156.7kph in Melbourne in the 2013-14 Ashes series.

Johnson switched from the Queensland Bulls to the Western Warriors on 25 July 2008.[7]


Johnson was chosen to be in the squad for the first Ashes Test beginning on 23 November 2006, but was 12th man in all of the games. On 10 November 2007, while making his Australian Test match debut against Sri Lanka at his home ground in Brisbane, Johnson took his first wicket, that of Thilan Samaraweera, caught by Adam Gilchrist. Johnson went on to take 4/96 in the match.[8]

On 19 January 2008, Johnson scored his first ever Test half-century, against India in Perth, having been both dropped and bowled off a no-ball, although Australia ended up losing the match.[9]

On the second day of the First Test against South Africa in Perth on 18 December 2008 Johnson took seven wickets for just 12 runs, including five wickets for two runs near the close, to reduce the tourists from 3/234 to 8/241. He ended with 8/61 the next day. Despite this performance, Australia went on to lose the test.[10] Later in the series he made 64 batting with Michael Clarke.

The 2009 tour to South Africa saw an important development in Johnson's armoury, the ability to consistently swing the ball into the right-hander, which he previously had struggled to achieve. During the First Test, on 27 February 2009, Johnson scored 96 not out, to help Australia post 466 all out. This included one over in which he scored 26 runs off the bowling of Paul Harris, hitting two fours and three sixes, the last of which carried out of the stadium and broke the record for the most runs in an over for Australia in a Test match. He also took eight wickets with the ball.

In the Second Test, he unleashed a fiery spell of fast bowling that gained him two wickets in his first over, and three in his first spell, as well as sending both Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith off, retired hurt. After this, notable cricket commentator Peter Roebuck described him as the best fast bowler in the world.[11]

In the Third Test, with Australia almost defeated, he struck maiden Test century 123 not out, reaching triple figures in only 66 balls. With tail-ender Bryce McGain for company, Johnson decided to take on the bowling and struck Dale Steyn for six to reach his century. Although Australia went on to lose the Test match by an innings, Johnson was named man of the series, with 16 wickets and over 250 runs in 3 matches.

During the 2009 Ashes tour he was criticised for his poor bowling and his lack of control. Johnson's position as spearhead of the Australian seam-attack was called into question, with match figures of 3/200 in the second Test at Lords and his demotion to first-change bowler in Australia's tour game against Northamptonshire. In the match against Northamptonshire, he returned 7/67 from 18.1 overs as Australia won by 135 runs.[12] Despite his poor form he was selected for the third Test.[13] Johnson consequently re-discovered some form in the fourth test taking 5/69 in the second-innings.[14]

Mitchell Johnson bowling in the nets in January 2009
Johnson bowling against India in 2010.

Johnson appeared to get back to his best towards the end of 2009, earning praise from captain Ricky Ponting during the summer series against both West Indies and Pakistan. He finished the year as the worlds top wicket taker (63), and also became the first Australian to take 30 wickets and score 300 runs in a calendar year.[15]

In the 2010–11 Ashes series Johnson took more wickets than any other Australian with 15 (36.93) even though he played only 4 Tests. In the First Test at the Gabba he was hit for 0/170 in the match and was so out of form that he was dropped. Returning for the Third Test at the WACA he hit 62, took 6/38 and 4/44 was instrumental in Australia's 267 run victory. However, his wayward bowling returned and Johnson became the subject of a chanting by the Barmy Army whenever he bowled; He bowls to the left, He bowls to the right, That Mitchell Johnson, His bowling is shite.[16][17] In the Fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground England fans sang this as he walked to the crease and he made a first ball duck as England won by an innings to retain the Ashes. In July 2012, he admitted the jibes he’d received from England fans during successive Ashes series defeats had dented his confidence.[18] He has also, however, considered the choice to target him as a compliment.[19] Ever since his overall poor Ashes series, Mitchell Johnson claimed a spot in the South African series. He did not fare well in that series either, without picking up a 4 or 5 wicket haul, leaking many runs, and not contributing heavily with the bat. He picked up a toe injury, escaping being dropped. He did find himself, later that year, in the 3rd Test at Perth against South Africa. He bowled exquisitely, picking up the prized wicket of Hashim Amla and finishing with a four wicket haul. He also gained a place, in the Test series against Sri Lanka. Although he didn't play in the 1st Test, he was the man of the match in the 2nd claiming match figures of 6–79 as well as playing a brilliant 92 not out. He also played in the 3rd Test as an all-rounder due to Shane Watson's injury. He had a poor first innings with the ball and bat. With figures of 1–118 and only making 13, despite a fierce spell to Lahiru Thirimanne which, unfortunately, didn't claim any wickets. He did bowl well in the second innings, claiming the prized wicket of Dilshan and Thirimanne.

Before the 3rd Test against India in March 2013, Australia dropped Mitchell Johnson, along with James Pattinson, Shane Watson and Usman Khawaja following a breach of discipline.[20] Michael Clarke, the captain, revealed that the extreme step had been taken as a result of repeated infractions which led to Watson flying back home and contemplating Test retirement.[21] Former players reacted with astonishment at the harsh decision taken by the team management.[22]

Johnson in 2014

After a year away from international cricket, including being dropped for the mid-season Ashes tour of England, Johnson returned to the Australia team sheet for the return Ashes series in Australia. In the first innings of the first Test, after Australia ended with 295 all out (Johnson himself contributing 64), England were put under pressure by Johnson's intimidatingly quick and thunderously aggressive bowling style. After claiming the wicket of Jonathan Trott just before lunch on the second day, he then dismissed Michael Carberry, Joe Root and Graeme Swann in successive overs, engineering a dramatic English collapse from 2/82 to 136 all out. He backed up his 4–61 in the first innings with 5–42 in the second to seal a crushing victory.

In the next Test at Adelaide, Johnson produced arguably his best ever bowling performance, hurling down 150 km/h thunderbolts on a flat pitch. After Australia scored 9/570, England were steady at 4/116 at lunch on the third day before Johnson again tore through their lineup, this time taking five wickets in three overs and finishing with 7–40 as England made only 172,[23] as Australia won the match by 218 runs. During this match Johnson entered the top ten Australian wicket takers in Test cricket. Johnson continued his exceptional form throughout the series, finding the consistency he had previously lacked, and taking 37 wickets in the five-match series, which Australia won 5–0. He was named Man of the Series, having been Man of the Match in 3 of the 5 matches (the 1st,2nd and 4th Tests). He also clocked his fastest ball at 156.8kph, which made him the 3rd fastest active bowler (as of January 2015), and amongst 10th fastest all time.[24]

In his latest series against South Africa, he troubled the batsmen with his bowling as he took 7 wickets in the first innings and 5 wickets in second innings to give Australia an emphatic win by 281 runs.

During the first innings of the 2015 Ashes series, he picked up the worst bowling figures of his career, 0-111, where he was torn apart by England's batsmen. However, in the 2nd Test at Lords, Johnson recovered to take 6 wickets in the match and a run-out of Ben Stokes to help Australia to a 405 run win to level the series with England at 1-1. In the next test at Edgbaston, Johnson became the first Australian player since Shane Warne to claim at least 300 wickets and score at least 2000 runs.[25]

Johnson announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on 17 November 2015, before play on the final day of the second Test of the Trans-Tasman Trophy series, a three-match series against New Zealand.[26] While coming out to bat in his last innings later that day at his adopted home, the WACA Ground in Perth, Johnson received a guard of honour from the New Zealand players, who congratulated him for his prolific career.[27] He scored 35 runs in his final innings and then took both wickets in New Zealand's second innings, with the match ending in a draw that was enough for Australia to retain the Trans Tasman Trophy.[27]

One Day Cricket[edit]

Johnson bowling for Queensland in 2005.

In December 2005, Johnson was selected for the Australian One Day International team, making his debut against New Zealand in Christchurch, with chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns justifying his selection on the grounds of grooming players for the future.

Johnson gave the first signs of his potential at international level against the strong Indian batting line-up in a One Day International in Malaysia, Johnson's 7th. He took 4/11 off just 4 overs, including the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh. Johnson then played in the Australian 2006 ICC Champions Trophy team, and in the group A match against England he took 3/40, including Kevin Pietersen. On 26 January 2007, Johnson took 4 wickets in 8 balls during the seventh match of the CB Series against England, for which he earned Man of the Match honours. In October 2007 Johnson helped Australia seal the ODI series in India. He finished as the top wicket-taker with 14 wickets, which showed his abilities, even on the slow pitches of the sub-continent.[28] In the fifth ODI at Vadodara he took 5/26, his first international five wicket haul.

Australia came into the ICC Champions Trophy ranked second in ODIs; along with being the event's reigning champions.[29] They opened their campaign against an undermanned West Indian outfit who were without prominent players because of an industrial dispute.[30] After being put into bat, Australia fell to 7/172 after 40 overs, before finishing on 8/275 in 50 overs as the pitch flattened out. Johnson scored a career best 73 not out, as Australia scored 69 runs from their batting Powerplay (between overs 44 and 49). In an innings which produced "fierce, clean hitting", Johnson struck three sixes and eight fours in his quick-fire 47 ball innings. Although Johnson went wicketless in the West Indian innings, he secured the man of the match award as Australia won by 50 runs.[31][32]

T20 Internationals[edit]

Johnson played in 30 T20 Internationals for Australia, making his debut against Zimbabwe in September 2010 and playing his final match against England in August 2013.[33] His best batting performance was a 28 not out against Sri Lanka during the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament played in England and his best bowling was 3-15, also recorded against Sri Lanka during the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[34]

Indian Premier League[edit]

In February 2014, Johnson was sold to Kings XI Punjab of Indian Premier League for AUD 1,160,000.[35] In February 2017, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 2 crores.[36]

Big Bash League[edit]

In August 2016, it was announced that Johnson had signed with the Perth Scorchers for the 2016–17 Big Bash League season.[37] In the semi final against Melbourne Stars, Johnson produced the most economical bowling in BBL history with 3/3 from 4 overs, with his first run conceded on his 18th delivery.[38]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson is married to former model and karate black belt Jessica Bratich-Johnson since May 2011.[39] They have a daughter named Rubika Anne Johnson, born in 2012.[40] He has a prominent Koi tattoo on his right arm.

International recognition[edit]

Johnson in 2014



  • McGilvray Medal 2008, 2009
  • Player of the Series vs. South Africa 2008–09
  • Johnson was named the 2009 ICC Cricketer of the Year award at the 2009 LG ICC Awards.[41]
  • Player of the Series vs. England 2013–2014
  • Allan Border Medal 2014
  • 2014 ICC Cricketer of the Year
  • 2014 ICC Test Cricketer of the Year

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Mitchell Johnson's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 123* 21  South Africa South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground 2009 Lost

Five-wicket hauls[edit]

Test five-wicket hauls[edit]

Mitchell Johnson's Test five-wicket hauls
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 5/39 14  New Zealand Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2008 Won
2 8/61 16  South Africa Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2008 Lost
3 5/69 25  England United Kingdom Leeds, England, United Kingdom Headingley Stadium 2009 Won
4 5/103 28  West Indies Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2009 Drawn
5 6/73 34  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2010 Won
6 5/64 37  India India Mohali, India Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 2010 Lost
7 6/38 40  England Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2010 Won
8 5/42 52  England Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2013 Won
9 7/40 53  England Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2013 Won
10 5/63 55  England Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2013 Won
11 7/68 57  South Africa South Africa Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2014 Won
12 5/59  South Africa South Africa Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2014

Test ten-wicket hauls[edit]

Mitchell Johnson's Test ten-wicket hauls
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 11/159 16  South Africa Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2008 Lost
2 10/132 34  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2010 Won
3 12/127 57  South Africa South Africa Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2014 Won

One Day International five-wicket hauls[edit]

Mitchell Johnson's One Day International five-wicket hauls
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 5/26 23  India India Vadodara, India IPCL Sports Complex Ground 2007 Won
2 5/29 39  West Indies Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis Warner Park Sporting Complex 2008 Won
3 6/31 100  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Pallekele, Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2011 Won


Milestone Test wickets[edit]

Wicket No. Batsman Nature of dismissal Ground Year
1 (First)  Thilan Samaraweera (SL) Caught (A Gilchrist) The Gabba 2007
50  Tim Southee (NZ) Caught (A Symonds) The Gabba 2008
100  Alastair Cook (ENG) LBW Lord's 2009 (his 23rd match)
150  Tim McIntosh (NZ) Bowled Seddon Park 2010
200  Kumar Sangakkara (SL) Caught (M Wade) MCG 2012
250  Alviro Petersen (SA) Caught (B Haddin) SuperSport Park 2014
300  Jonny Bairstow (ENG) Caught (P Nevill) Edgbaston 2015
313 (Last)  Martin Guptill (NZ) Caught (J Burns) The WACA 2015

Milestone ODI wickets[edit]

Wicket No. Batsman Nature of dismissal Ground Year
1 (First)  Khaled Mashud (BAN) Bowled Chittagong Stadium 2006
50  Robin Uthappa (IND) Caught (A Gilchrist) Adelaide Oval 2008
100  Shoaib Malik (PAK) Caught (R Ponting) SuperSport Park 2009
150  Tamim Iqbal (BAN) Bowled Sher-e-Bangla Stadium 2011
200  Ravi Bopara (ENG) Caught (A Voges) The Rose Bowl 2013
239 (Last)  Matt Henry (NZ) Caught (M Starc) MCG 2015

Career best performances[edit]

Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 8/61 Australia v South Africa WACA, Perth 2008 [42]
ODI 6/31 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2011 [43]
T20I 3/15 Australia v Sri Lanka Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados 2010 [44]
FC 8/61 Australia v South Africa WACA, Perth 2008 [42]
LA 6/31 Sri Lanka v Australia Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2011 [43]
T20 3/15 Australia v Sri Lanka Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados 2010 [44]

International Awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

Player of the Series Awards[edit]

S No Series Season Series Performance Result
1 Australia in South Africa 2008/09 Runs: 255 (301 balls: 27×4, 10x6), Ave – 85.00, SR – 84.72
Field: 139–28–400–16, Ave – 25.00, SR – 52.13, 1 catch
 Australia won the series 2-1.[45]
2 The Ashes 2013/14 2013/14 Runs: 165 (319 balls: 18×4, 3x6), Ave – 27.50, SR – 51.72
Field: 188.4–51–517–37, Ave – 13.97, SR – 30.59, 4 catches, 1 run-out
 Australia won the series 5-0.[46]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 1st Test – New Zealand in Australia Test Series 2008/09 1st Innings: 5 (15 balls: 1×4); 8–3–30–4
2nd Innings: 31 (59 balls: 3×4, 1x6); 17.3–6–39–5
 Australia won by 149 runs.[47]
2 1st Test – Australia in South Africa Test Series 2008/09 1st Innings: 96* (131 balls: 10×4, 5x6); 18.1–7–25–4
2nd Innings: 1 (12 balls); 34.2–2–112–4, 1 catch
 Australia won by 162 runs.[48]
3 2nd Test – Australia in New Zealand Test Series 2009/10 1st Innings: 0 (3 balls); 16–2–59–4
2nd Innings: 0 (1 ball); 20.1–6–73–6
 Australia won by 176 runs.[49]
4 3rd Test – The Ashes 2010/11 Test Series 2010/11 1st Innings: 62 (93 balls: 8x4, 1x6); 17.3–5–38–6
2nd Innings: 1 (4 balls); 12–3–44–3
 Australia won by 267 runs.[50]
5 2nd Test – Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series 2012/13 1st Innings: 14–2–63–4; 92* (150 balls: 7x4)
2nd Innings: 8–0–16–2, 1 run-out
 Australia won by an innings and 201 runs.[51]
6 1st Test – The Ashes 2013/14 Test Series 2013/14 1st Innings: 64 (134 balls: 6x4, 2x6); 17–2–61–4
2nd Innings: 39* (45 balls: 4x4, 1x6); 21.1–7–42–5
 Australia won by 381 runs.[52]
7 2nd Test – The Ashes 2013/14 Test Series 2013/14 1st Innings: 5 (13 balls: 1x4); 17.2–8–40–7
2nd Innings: DNB; 24–8–73–1, 1 catch
 Australia won by 218 runs.[53]
8 4th Test – The Ashes 2013/14 Test Series 2013/14 1st Innings: 24–4–63–5; 2 (30 balls)
2nd Innings: 15–5–25–3, 1 catch; DNB
 Australia won by 8 wickets.[54]
9 1st Test – Australia in South Africa Test Series 2013/14 1st Innings: 33 (54 balls: 6x4); 17.1–1–68–7, 1 catch
2nd Innings: DNB; 16–3–59–5
 Australia won by 281 runs.[55]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 England Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 26 January 2007 10–2–45–4, 1 catch; DNB  Australia won by 9 wickets.[56]
2 India Reliance Stadium, Vadodara 11 October 2007 10–0–26–5; DNB  Australia won by 9 wickets.[57]
3 England Lord's Cricket Ground, London 6 September 2009 43* (23 balls: 5x4); 9–1–50–2  Australia won by 39 runs.[58]
4 West indies Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 26 September 2009 73* (47 balls: 8x4, 3x6); 10–0–44–0, 1 ct, 1 run-out  Australia won by 59 runs.[59]
5 New Zealand VCA Stadium, Nagpur 25 February 2011 9.1–3–33–4; DNB  Australia won by 7 wickets.[60]
6 Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele 10 August 2011 10–1–31–6; DNB  Australia won by 7 wickets.[61]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Australia vs New Zealand in New Zealand 2009/10 4–0–19–3; 1 (3 balls)  Australia won by 6 wickets.[62]


  • The fourth highest wicket-taker in Test matches for Australia with 313 wickets, behind Shane Warne (708), Glenn McGrath (563) and Dennis Lillee (355), while going past Brett Lee's tally of 310 Test wickets in his final Test.[26]
  • The third highest wicket-taker among left-arm fast bowlers in Tests, behind Wasim Akram (414) & Chaminda Vaas (355).
  • Has the best bowling figures for a left-arm fast bowler in a single Test innings – 8/61 vs South Africa at Cape Town in 2008.[63]
  • Had taken most wickets (37) in the 2013–14 Ashes series at an average of 13.97 – the most by a fast bowler in The Ashes since 1981.[63]
  • Has the most number of Test wickets against South Africa (64), since their return to international cricket in 1992.
  • Took 80 wickets (in 39 innings) in the 4th innings of a Test match, which is fifth best for any bowler and second best among fast bowlers, only behind Glenn McGrath (103).[64]
  • The second Australian, after Shane Warne, to take 300+ wickets & score 2000+ runs in Test matches, and the 13th player overall to achieve this feat in Test cricket history.[65]
  • Has 590 international wickets (313 in Tests, 239 in ODIs & 38 in T20Is) to his name across all formats, in just 256 international matches (320 innings) at an average of 26.65, and is fourth in the list of most international wicket-takers for Australia, behind Shane Warne (1001), Glenn McGrath (949) and Brett Lee (718).[66]

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Preceded by
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