Mitchell Johnson rises his guide Dennis Lillee’s record [ Current Affairs ]


About Mitchell Johnson: Mitchell Guy Johnson is an Australian cricketer who born on 2nd November 1981. He is a left - armed fast bowler and left - handed batsman. He received the award for “the Cricketer of the Year” by International Cricket Council in 2009.

Image of Mitchell Johnson

Image of Mitchell Johnson

Member of Australian Cricket Team

  • In 2014, he received award for “Test Player of the year”.

About his joining in Australian Cricket Team:

  • At age 17, Johnson attended a fast - bowling clinic in Brisbane and he was identified as “once - in - nine - lives prospect” by former Test fast - bowler Dennis Lillee.
  • After then Lillee contacted former team mate Rod Marsh and they arranged that Johnson can join the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide.
  • Then he was selected for the Australia One Day International team in 2005.

About his rise to Dennis Lillee’s record:

  • Mitchell Johnson has achieved equaling record of mentor Dennis Lillee after becoming just the fifth Australian to take 300 Test wickets last week.
  • Shane Warne’s Australia record 708 Test wickets and Glenn McGrath’s next - best 563 are set to prove for Johnson. But the Test scores of equivalent Australian fast bowlers Brett Lee (310) and Lillee (355) are within range for Johnson.

- Published on: August 7, 2015