Durham sign Aussie seamer Johnson

ALL ROUNDER ... Mitchell Johnson has signed for Durham.
ALL ROUNDER ... Mitchell Johnson has signed for Durham.
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DURHAM CCC have signed Australian seamer Mitchell Johnson as their second overseas player for the Friends Life t20 competition this summer.

The talented fast bowler, who was named ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2009, and has appeared in 47 Test Matches, 107 one day and 28 T20 internationals, will join Herschelle Gibbs as the Dynamos’ overseas pairing for the shorter format of the game.

Johnson said, “I’ve heard brilliant things about Durham from Paul Collingwood when he played over in Perth and I’m really excited about joining up with the squad.

“Delivering match-winning contributions is important to me and that’s not just with a focus on my bowling – all round performances in t20 are really important and I want to leave at the end of July having secured our place at Finals Day!”