Mitchell Johnson likely winner of Allan Border medal

February 3rd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Feb. 3 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is likely to be the top choice for this years Allan Border Medal.
According to Fox Sports and the Courier-Mail, Johnson may get the nod ahead of skipper Ricky Ponting, batsman Mike Hussey and vice-captain Michael Clarke for the medal.
Despite a slow start to the Test season in the West Indies last year - and picking up relatively few votes in one-day matches - Johnson’’s incredible performances in Tests this summer have propelled him into the top spot.
The 27-year-old would also be just the third bowler to win in the 10-year history of the medal, following his two fast bowling mentors Glenn McGrath (2000) and Brett Lee (2008). (ANI)

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