Mitchell Johnson wins Allan Border medal

Mitchell Johnson wins Allan Border medal

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has taken home Australian cricket’s top individual honour, being awarded the Allan Border medal in last night’s ceremony.

Johnson secured 168 votes to claim the medal ahead of skipper Michael Clarke, on 156 votes.

It is the 32 year old’s first Allan Border Medal, and marks the first time a bowler has won the award since Brett Lee in 2008, and only the third time a bowler has been awarded the medal in its 15 year history.

Johnson says he was surprised and emotional the receive the award, and he feels fortunate he’s been given another chance to play test cricket.

Clarke was named test player of the year, while George Bailey has been named the one day international player of the year.

Aaron Finch was awarded the Twenty20 International award, and Cameron White received the award for best domestic player.

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