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Mitchell Johnson likely to get pay rise in Cricket Australia’s player contracts

Mitchell Johnson could get close to $1 million in Cricket Australia's player contracts list © Getty Images
Mitchell Johnson could get close to $1 million in Cricket Australia’s player contracts list © Getty Images

Mar 26, 2014

Mitchell Johnson is set to get a pay rise as Cricket Australia (CA) are set to announce their new player contracts. Johnson could get close to $1 million. The fast bowler was the star performer in Australia regaining the Ashes 2013-14 from England. He also was named CA’s Player of the Year in January.

Only a year ago, Johnson was almost excluded from CA’s elite player contract list. The new media deals which are more than $500 million will also increase the pay-packets for all of Australia’s international cricketers, reports www.foxsports.com.au.

The announcement of the new contracts by the CA could happen by next week. Test and One-Day International (ODI) captain Michael Clarke tops the list and Johnson could be second. David Warner is also in the mix to get a rise.

Johnson claimed a record 37 wickets in the Ashes Down Under, but was not even a part of the squad when Australia toured England for the 2013 series.

The report added that at the time, Johnson was behind 15 other Australians in CA’s player pay scale. Injuries to James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc in the 2013-14 series allowed Johnson to get a spot in the XI.

Johnson’s form has seen him get into the Kings XI Punjab team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 auction. The left-arm fast bowler then starred in Australia’s 2-1 Test series win in South Africa.

He is though ruled out of the ongoing ICC World T20 2014 with a leg infection.

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