Mitchell Johnson has resigned with Perth Scorchers for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League, the franchise confirmed.
Mitchell Johnson Helped Perth Scorchers To Won The Title Last Season, finishing as the fourth-highest wicket-taker with 13 at 15.46, with best figures of 3 for 3 against the Melbourne Stars within the semi which were the most economical figures within the tournament’s history.
Johnson also was the only bowler to own recorded multiple maiden overs within the same game and did not concede a run till the 18th ball of his spell that played a significant role within the Scorchers attending to the final and eventually being crowned as champions after beating the Sydney Sixers.
“Returning for one more season could be a pretty easy call once you have a team just like the Perth Scorchers,” Johnson said on Tuesday (October 24). “Not only have they played well over the years, however they are also a good bunch of blokes.
“If i am honest and look at what happened last year – winning the Big Bash League title with the Scorchers then winning the Indian Premier League with the Mumbai Indians – I ought to most likely retire on a high, however Twenty20 is more and more turning into a game that the older guys will play. I also desire there is some unfinished business.
“I need to assist the team go back-to-back and, given this is the last season at the WACA Ground, i actually cannot wait to urge back out there and enjoy the atmosphere the wonderful crowd creates,” he added.
Perth Scorchers squad
Adam Voges (c), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman