After bidding goodbye to his illustrious international career, former Australia speedster Mitchell Johnson has been plying his trade in franchise cricket and it will be safe to say that he has taken the tournaments by storm. Earlier this year, he had played a vital role in making Perth Scorchers and Mumbai Indians the champions of Big Bash League and Indian Premier League recently.
The left-arm pacer finished his debut season with the Scorchers, as the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the league with 13 wickets to his name at an impressive average of 15.46 including the stunning spell of 3 for three against the Melbourne Stars in the semifinal. He has also bowled the last over in the final match of the IPL to help Mumbai beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run.
Well, the star pacer will now be seen donning the jersey of yet another franchise, Karachi Kings in the forthcoming season of the Pakistan Super League. Johnson will be seen spearheading the Karachi pace attack with none other than Pakistan pace spearhead Mohammad Amir.
The @KarachiKingsARY have added some serious pace to their squad with Australian left arm fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson#HBLPSLDraft #HBLPSL
Watch Live: https://t.co/jgasL65LIl pic.twitter.com/UadEbeC1Sy
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) November 12, 2017
Johnson took to Twitter to express his delight over being picked by the Karachi-based outfit:
“Exciting times ahead! I look forward to playing & creating some great memories along the way ?? see you soon @KarachiKingsARY,” he wrote on Twitter.
Contract extended with Scorchers:
Johnson has resigned with defending Big Bash League champions for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League. The Perth-based franchise confirmed the news last month (October 24).
Johnson’s spell of 3 for three in the last season is the most economical in the history of the tournament and he is so far the only bowler to have delivered more than one maiden over in the same game. He did not concede a single run until the 18th ball in the semifinal which helped the Scorchers to win the game and beat Sydney Sixers in the final to lift the trophy.
— Perth Scorchers (@ScorchersBBL) October 24, 2017
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