Twenty balls. Three wickets. And only one run conceded. That’s how ridiculously good Spencer Johnson was! The Australian left-arm pacer had made everyone sit up and take notice as he starred on his debut in The Men’s Hundred for Oval Invincibles bowling 19 dot balls and helping them score a massive 94-run victory for Manchester Originals. He was rewarded with an ODI debut for Australia. On December 19, he was signed for a massive sum of Rs 10 crore by the Gujarat Titans at the IPL 2024 auction. Spencer Johnson, Australia’s Latest Pace Sensation, Shines With Astounding Figures of 3/1 on Debut in The Men's Hundred 2023 (Watch Video).
He also had earned a maiden call-up to Australia’s national T20I team for the series against South Africa. With such performances under his belt, the 27-year-old is expected to make an impact for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024. As fans might look for more details about the Australian fast bowler, we take a look at some quick facts about him below. Mitchell Marsh Named Australia’s New T20I Captain for South Africa Tour; Aaron Hardie, Matthew Short and Spencer Johnson Included in Squad.
Spencer Johnson Quick Facts
# Spencer Johnson was born on December 16, 1995 in Adelaide
#He made his T20 debut earlier this year for Brisbane Heat against Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League, finishing wicketless by conceding 22 runs off 3.2 overs.
#His first-class debut was for Australia A against New Zealand on April 1 this year in an unofficial Test. He took four wickets while conceding just 53 runs in the first innings.
#His List A debut came way back in 2017 when he represented South Australia against Victoria.
#Johnson competed in the inaugural Major League Cricket season this year where he represented Los Angeles Knight Riders. He finished with two wickets from three matches.
#In First-Class cricket, he has played four games and taken 20 wickets, with his best figures being 7/47.
#In T20s, he has scalped 12 wickets in 11 matches.
#He has taken six wickets in six List A matches.
#Johnson will play for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024 after being signed at the auction for a whopping Rs 10 crore
The South Australian would certainly soak in all the applause that he has been receiving for his wonderful performance on debut in The Hundred. Australia would be pretty happy to have such a talented youngster in their ranks who justified the selection for the national team. And it is highly likely that he gets to play his first international match soon.
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