You will be able to find my thoughts on myriad issues in sport here on a regular basis with both written & video blogs.
And, from time to time, they may just move away from the realm of sport and delve into other areas of society.
I hope you enjoy reading and viewing the following blogs …. no matter the topic!
Sorry Nick Kyrgios, but a grand slam win is light years away
Date: January 19, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Nick Kyrgios was an embarrassment last night. Sadly, it was not the first time and doubtless it will not be the last. His second-round loss to Italian world number 89, Andreas Seppi was yet another lost opportunity. Pre-tournament Kyrgios was talking up his chances. What he threw up against Seppi was not the stuff of […]Read More →
No way to spin it, the Australian Test team needs a decent leggie
Date: January 12, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It was almost 24 years ago that Shane Warne truly announced himself on cricket’s international stage. It was June 1993, when he drifted a leg-spinner well wide of Mike Gatting’s leg-stump and ripped it back to hit the top of off. That feat at Manchester was dubbed “The Ball of the Century”. Warne became the […]Read More →
Australia must look to the future when it tours India
Date: January 6, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is going to get hammered in India. On its last tour in 2013, it suffered a historic whitewash, losing 4-0. There is every likelihood that the four-Test series which starts late next month will end with a similar score line. Australia’s ill-fated 2013 tour marked the start of a 19-match unbroken streak where India […]Read More →
Nathan Lyon needs to be booted
Date: December 29, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Nathan Lyon is a walking dichotomy. He is currently experiencing a level of adoration from the fans like never before in his 62-Test career. Yet, at the same time, he no longer deserves his place in the side. Unless he can conjure something special in the last two days at Melbourne he should not be […]Read More →
Australia needs pace in India, not spin
Date: December 23, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
India’s tour next tour of India looms large with the first Test exactly two months from today. Much of the focus will be on whether Australia has the requisite spin bowling stocks to have an impact against a powerful batting line-up. Perhaps, it is not that important a discussion. I was lucky enough to commentate […]Read More →
Virat Kohli is clearly the batsman in the world
Date: December 15, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently monstering England and in the process stamping himself as the best batsman in the world. In the first four Tests of a five Test series he has plundered 640 runs at an average of 128.0. His most recent innings – a career high 235 at Mumbai – has taken […]Read More →
Steve Smith is bound for greatness
Date: December 8, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
If he was to retire today, Steve Smith’s career would stack up favourably against anybody. But, at 27 years of age and in the prime of his career, he is a long way from finished and by the time he is he will sit amongst the highest echelon of the sport. Much has changed since […]Read More →
What if Australia go belly up in Adelaide?
Date: November 24, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australian cricket has undergone a seismic shift. So, what’s next? There will be three debutants in the top six – Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb Nic Maddinson – at the Adelaide Oval. The humiliating loss at Hobart – Australia’s fifth consecutive Test defeat and second straight series loss – predicated a bloodletting seldom seen in Australian […]Read More →
Will the BBL hijack the summer of cricket?
Date: November 18, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
So far this summer Test crowds in Australia have been poor. Just 12,000 turned out for the opening day of the first Test at the WACA Ground, while the match attendance over the five days was under 50,000. Day one at Hobart saw just over 7,000 in attendance. The third day was bolstered by the […]Read More →
What has happened to Australia’s batting stocks?
Date: November 12, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Sadly, Australia’s batting stocks are continuing their steady decline. In recent years, we have stopped seeing batsmen produce the big seasons that they used to. As a result, there is little pressure being brought to bear on Test incumbents. In the past seven Sheffield Shield seasons, only twice have we seen a batsman score over […]Read More →