Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not play and cannot join with the Kings XI Punjab team because his rib injury in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
He was hurt during the recent tour of Zimbabwe. Before the injury was going to put the speculation that after the first few matches, he will join the Kings XI Punjab team but however, Cricket Australia, denied any such possibility.
Team performance General Manager of Cricket Australia (CA), Pat Howard said: “Mitchell Johnson has yet to not fully recover from injuries, so we will not give advice to play with Kings XI Punjab in arrearrage matches in Champion League T20.
The team will leave for Dubai on Sunday and he will try to recover from the injury. The team will leave for Dubai for play two test matches against Pakistan.