Australia’s fast bowler and chief tormentor of England Mitchell Johnson has blown away the opposition in the 2013-14 Ashes Series with a flurry of aggressive bouncers and famous stone-cold stare, but those at the crease tomorrow may be forgiven for having a cheeky snigger back towards him.
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Saturday 28 December 2013
England subsided so rapidly on the second morning of the Fourth Test that it made Australia’s T20 Big Bash look turgid
Monday 14 October 2013
Despite an average county season, the Surrey quick tells Richard Edwards why he will relish teaming up with England’s tall guys on Aussie pitches
Saturday 24 August 2013
The Aussie Angle: Big man has just one more box to tick: an Ashes series win
Wednesday 31 July 2013
The Manchester ground plays host to the third Test
James Lawton on the Ashes 2013: Australia must learn lessons of Steve Waugh to restore past glories in the Ashes
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Tourists should take a leaf out of former captain’s book as their country’s failing cricket culture threatens to overwhelm Clarke
Thursday 18 July 2013
James Anderson’s 10 wickets in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge showed he is England’s “magician”, according to the former pace bowler Bob Willis. His spellbinding deliveries could oust Willis from the No 2 spot in the list of England’s top Test wicket-takers at Lord’s over the next five days.
Monday 15 July 2013
View From The Sofa: Test Match Special BBC 5 Live Sports Extra
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Do Australia have a secret weapon in their surprise Ashes selection, or is he just the latest in a long line of spinner flops since Shane Warne?
Monday 24 June 2013
The removal of Mickey Arthur 16 days before the start of the Ashes is desperate
Sunday 02 June 2013
West Indies 256-9 Australia 259-6 (Australia win by 4 wickets): All-rounder bounces back from 'career low' in India to show his quality ahead of The Ashes
Wednesday 13 February 2013
England have dominated in recent years
Sunday 16 December 2012
"The trouble is, people I've never met think they know all about me," Shane Warne remarked to Gideon Haigh the first time they met. The best leg-spinner the world has ever seen is, of course, partly to blame for this himself, having produced three (ghostwritten) autobiographies, but they hardly gave a rounded view: as Ludwig Wittgenstein observed, "Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself".
Thursday 29 November 2012
The former England seamer recalls a tough and talented Ashes opponent
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Anderson and Swann compared to great Australian pace-spin duo
Thursday 03 May 2012
He has a mastery of the off-cutter: many of his victims are castled shouldering arms
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
- 2 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'