is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He took more than 90 wickets in his first 21 Tests and averaged in the mid-30s with the bat. He was awarded the International Cricket Council's 2009 "Cricketer of the Year" award, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy on 2 October 2009.The first time Johnson frightened Smith's men was at the WACA, his nominal new home following his switch from Queensland (he didn't play a state game last summer), when he stormed to a career-best 8 for 61 in December.
A quiet boy transformed into an aggressive fast man and his performance peaked with 5 for 2 in 21 balls of fear. He would hurt South Africa for the rest of summer, taking 33 wickets while adding two half-centuries and a breakthrough 123 not out in Cape Town. By then he had 60 victims in the 12 Tests of his second year as a fully-fledged international. In December 2005, Johnson was selected for the Australian One Day International team, making his debut against New Zealand in Christchurch, with chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns justifying his selection on the grounds of grooming players for the future. October 2007 Johnson helped Australia seal the ODI series in India. He finished as the top wicket-taker with 14 wickets, which showed his abilities, even on the slow pitches of the sub-continent. In the fifth ODI at Vadodara he took 5/26, his first international five wicket haul.
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