Former Australian all-rounder Mitchell Johnson express his desire to sign with the Perth Scorchers in the upcoming KFC T20 Big Bash League.
He took his retirement from all forms of cricket last year, with both Perth Scorchers and the Brisbane Heat are said to be interested in the player’s services.
— Tania Armstrong (@foxontherun500) July 26, 2016
“I haven’t played in the Big Bash in my whole career, so I’m looking forward to getting out there and maybe having a crack,” the Queensland-born bowler told Fox Sports.
If Johnson joins the Scorchers, then it will be a huge blow for Brisbane Heat, who had the 34-year-old speedster in their squad for the last three seasons, but didn’t get a chance to play him.
— FOX SPORTS News (@FOXSportsNews) July 26, 2016
Johnson has been one of the most talented bowlers in his era, took 313 wickets in 73 Tests for his country at an average of 28.40.
The 2016–17 Big Bash League season is scheduled to run from 20 December to 28 January 2017.