The mythology of Johnson

That sounds a little like a crude and edgy, deliberately controversial Off-Broadway show. But it isn’t. It’s a reference to the eldest Mitchell; the man who apparently compels English batsmen to dash their own brains out in fear. Mitchell Johnson is currently the man with the fifth-best bowling average and

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Mitchell Johnson’s back

As in ‘returned’. He hasn’t got ankylosing spondylitis or anything. Although that would go some way towards explaining why he’s forever spearing balls down the leg side. We find ourself conflicted about Johnson’s recall. He has looked like a proper fast bowler of late, which is a good thing. However,

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