Mitchell Johnson confirms playing Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers
After a month of assumptions and curiosity, finally the former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has confirmed his participation in this edition of Big Bash league. He will play for the Perth Scorchers franchise. According to the Fairfax, he signed a contract with the chief of Western Australia cricket chief. Johnson has inked a deal for only this edition of BBL.
“I’m probably going to sign with the Scorchers, I’m here at the WACA today and I’ll speak to JL (Justin Langer) and the WACA staff and go from there,
“But it probably looks like I’ll play for the Scorchers at this point in time,” confirmed Johnson to the fox sports.
“I haven’t played (in) the Big Bash yet in my whole career, so I’m looking forward to getting out there and having a crack,” said Johnson.
It was the efforts of former Australian batsman Justin Langer who played a great role in convincing Johnson to play BBL for Perth scorchers. It will be the first time when Johnson will participate in Big Bash League.
Johnson retired from the international cricket last year just before the historic pink ball clash between Australia and New Zealand. In a career spanning 10 years, Johnson played 73 Test matches for Australia and picked up 313 wickets at an average of 28.40. In 153 ODI’s a total number of 239 batsmen fell prey to him. He was one of the fast bowlers who used to keep a regular check on batsman through his bouncers and other weapons.
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