|DOB||02 November 1981|
The left-arm fast bowler is in peak form, rewriting the books in what can be termed as his second coming. He ran through some of the best lineups in the international circuit before announcing retirement from international arena in November 2015 . Mitchell Johnson is a rare commodity – a left-arm paceman with a slingy action. He bowls fast, uses the crease and can move the ball in both directions. The Australian, 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 soon became Australia’s first-choice fast bowler. 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 and was key to their fortunes in the 2013 season, claiming 24 wickets in 17 matches as they won the trophy. The Kings XI Punjab snapped him in the 2014 auction and he has been part of the team since.