T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Mitchell Johnson - Midge, Notch

  • Date of Birth02/11/1981
  • Lives inPerth
  • PositionAll-rounder
  • Weight96kg
  • Height189cm
  • Bat UsedSpartan
  • Bowling StyleLFM
  • Batting StyleLHB
  • Favourite Shot/BallInswinging yorker
  • StatusFit

2013-14 was said by many to be the Summer of Mitch after the Townsville born paceman destroyed England in the Ashes, taking out Man of the Series honours with 37 wickets at an average of 13.97.

It had Heat fans crying our to see the Queensland prodigal son finally make his debut in a Heat jersey, but a packed international summer meant it wasn't to be. 

With a few gaps in the 2014-15 schedule, there is more of a chance that many fans dreams may be realised. 

Mitch played his first ever T20 game for the Queensland Bulls back in early 2006 when the style of cricket was considered a novelty and NSW even played rugby league star Andrew Johns in one of their games.

Such was Mitch's value to the Australian Test and one-day teams that he was kept in cotton wool and did not play in either the KFC T20 Big Bash or Indian Premier League to keep his body at its best for the last five years.

He moved to Perth three years ago to be closer to girlfriend Jessica, who has since become his wife. The couple became first-time parents early in BBL|02 with the arrival of daughter Rubika.

Mitch was an outstanding junior tennis prospect who grew up in Townsville before being wooed to cricket by a local cricket officer. The rest is history.

He became the fastest Australian left-arm bowler to reach 150 Test wickets, was in both the top 10 world rankings for Test and one-day cricket at one stage, and also has a brutal Test century against South Africa to his credit.

A wonderful athlete and world class performer who is at home at the Gabba. Can't wait to see him slot in alongside his old mates nicely. Stuart Law


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