Champions League Twenty20: Kings XI Punjab to Miss Mitchell Johnson Indefinitely

Kings XI will miss Mitchell Johnson's firepower as the Champions League Twenty20 main rounds get under way.

updated: September 17, 2014 13:10 IST
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Mitchell Johnson was a crucial part of Kings XI Punjab's pace department in IPL 7. (BCCI Photo)

New Delhi: Cricket Australia has on Wednesday advised that Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India at the Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury. The Aussie pacer has in recent times terrorised batsmen with his pace and aggression. (Complete coverage of Champions League Twenty20)

Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning to Australia, he has had some scans that have confirmed some irritation of the tip of the rib.

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