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!
Australia needs to take the same XI to Lord’s
Date: August 7, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
“Don’t change a winning team”. It is an age old adage in sport. If I was selecting the Australian team for the second Test I would be running with that mantra. Much debate surrounded the composition of the XI for Edgbaston and it will no doubt burble around prior to the Lord’s Test. In the […]Read More →
Normal transmission restored for Steve Smith
Date: August 6, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
As sports fans we are used to seeing our heroes struggle. Injury and age are often a more formidable hurdle than the opponent. A long-term lay-off due to injury has fans questioning whether greatness can be retrieved. For female athletes, motherhood reshapes people’s expectations. As fans, we watch and wait. Will we see that same […]Read More →
New concussion rule will give ICC a headache
Date: July 30, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The new concussion rule in Test cricket comes into vogue as of the first Ashes Test tomorrow. Its application may well prove to be a headache for match referees as they will be the sole arbiter as to who is allowed to replace a concussed player. The new ICC regulation states that the replacement has […]Read More →
Sure things and surprises in my Aussie Ashes team
Date: July 29, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Come Thursday, Australia is guaranteed to field a Test team that will contain at least four changes to the one that played against Sri Lanka at the end of last summer. Everyone has an opinion on what the XI should look like, so here’s my take. We are entering a unique Ashes series with the […]Read More →
Selectors have to opt for Siddle over Starc in first Ashes Test
Date: July 24, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The National Selection Panel is due to announce its Ashes squad on Saturday, six days ahead of the opening Test at Edgbaston. For mine, Peter Siddle needs to be amongst the names read out by chief selector, Trevor Hohns. I would have him in the 17 alongside Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and comeback […]Read More →
It’s time for Glenn Maxwell to step up
Date: July 9, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Glenn Maxwell’s World Cup has been lukewarm. His performance has to heat up as Australia enters the finals. Yes, he boasts the third highest strike rate in the tournament and is the best of the Australians at 163.1. But unfortunately that strike rate has been accumulated across an aggregate of just 95 balls from nine […]Read More →
Mitch Starc may retire as Australia’s greatest ever ODI bowler
Date: July 1, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Mitchell Starc is building a body of work that may soon see him as Australia’s premier one-day bowler of all-time. He is also on a trajectory that will see him mentioned in the same breath as the best from any nation. His form at this World Cup has him in the frame for Player of […]Read More →
It’s Groundhog Day for the Proteas
Date: June 24, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
“It’s a little bit embarrassing.” Those were the words uttered by South African skipper, Faf du Plessis after his side lost by 49 runs to Pakistan at Lord’s. That result saw the life support system on the Proteas’ World Cup campaign switched off. The South African team has won just one of its seven matches. […]Read More →
Bangladesh’s performance is a cause for celebration
Date: June 3, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the words of Rachel Hunter, “It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen.” Bangladesh’s progression to its stunning demolition of South Africa at the World Cup has been slow with the odd pace forward followed by two backwards. In the early days the progress appeared glacial and the country’s journey towards holding its own […]Read More →
Is Australia building to a crescendo?
Date: May 27, 2019 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the space of three months Australia has completely turned around its prospects of defending its World Cup title. From mid-2017 until March this year, Australia won just four of its 26 ODIs. The nadir during that period was a 5-nil loss to England in England in June last year. Twelve months on, Aaron […]Read More →