What! Mitchell Johnson To Play For Spearhead Perth Scorchers In BBL Big Bash League :- The former Australian spreadhead Mitchell Johnson who retired last year has announced that he will play for the Perth scorchers in the upcoming edition of Big Bash Bash.
According to the Fairfax, Johnson has signed a contract on Tuesday with the Perth Scorchers Cricket Cheif. Although, Johnson has signed only a one season with the Perth season.
It is also believed that Johnson deal is below the maximum contract in respect of earnings in the Perth’s 18 men team. The confirmation about this news is made no other than by Johnston himself.
The 34-year-old former Australia fast bowler in a recent interview ith the Fox Sports confirmed that he will play for the Western Australian in this year’s BBL. Johnson told the media wing that ” I have probably signed the contract and today I am here at the WACA and I will talk to Justin Langer who is the head coach of Perth Scorchers and also with the ground staff of this ground”.
He also mentioned that” it looks like I will definitely play for the Perth team in this season of the BBL”. The inclusion of Johnson in the Perth Scorchers will boost the morale of the other bowlers as they will get a world class mentor in the form of Mitchell Johnson.
Meanwhile, Perth team has the bowlers like Joel Paris, Andre Tye, Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile. And with Mitchell Johnson joining this squad, the pace factory of this team looks more fears and lethal.
Johnson retired from International cricket last year after playing the first test match against the Newzealand in the month of December. He has appeared in 73 Test and claimed 313 Test wickets.
He was a man of the series in the 2013-2014 ashes where Australia thrashed England by 5-0. Meanwhile, Johnson has not played in a single season of BBL due to his injury and International commitments.
But, now it looks like his fans will witness him and his fearsing bowling in this year’s BBL.