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Johnson was named ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2009 and 2014

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has retired from cricket.

The left-arm paceman retired from the international game in 2015 but had since played in Australia’s Big Bash and the Indian Premier League.

The 36-year-old said he “had hoped to continue playing in various Twenty20 competitions around the world” but decided to “it was time to move on” after struggling with back problems.

“My body is starting to shut down,” Johnson wrote on the Perth Now website