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|Birth Date||02 November 1981|
Mitchell Johnson is a rare left-arm seamer with a slingy action. He bowls fast, uses the crease and can move the ball both directions. The 31-year-old Queenslander, who was first spotted by the legendary fast bowler Dennis Lillee, played tennis while growing up, but soon switched to cricket. He struggled in his early days, but worked hard at his game and is now one of Australia’s first-choice fast bowlers. A handy lower-order batsman, he even has a Test century to his name. The Mumbai Indians signed him at the IPL Player auction 2012.