Discovered at age 17 by Dennis Lillee, Mitchell Johnson started his professional cricket career in 2001, playing for his home state of Queensland. Despite a career dogged by injury, Mitchell’s unique “fast action” made him feared by batsmen all over the world. After making his Test debut in 2007, Mitchell went on to play 73 Test matches for Australia.
Mitchell announced his retirement from international cricket in 2015, and is now a high-profile member of the Perth Scorchers Twenty20 cricket team. Mitchell is only the fifth Australian to take over 300 Test wickets. Mitchell and wife Jessica Bratich (karate black belt and entrepreneur) have two children, and live in Perth, Western Australia.