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’s batting stocks are in crisis
Date: April 4, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
When South Africa steamrolled Australia in the fourth Test yesterday it ended the first series since 2009-10 that Australia has completed a series without a batsman making a century. In that summer however, against the West Indies, Australia won the three-Test series 2-nil. The team scored in excess of 430 three times. Prior to that, […]Read More →
Where to now in the ball tampering saga?
Date: April 1, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
We heard the words ‘apologise’ and ‘sorry’ numerous times from David Warner yesterday. But, apart from emphasising his contrition, we learned little more. In fact, if anything, we ended up with the situation being even more muddied. From Warner’s opening statement through to the questions he fielded he wanted to make clear that he takes […]Read More →
Australia’s on-field leaders have been banished, but this is just the beginning
Date: March 28, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australian cricket has begun its slow journey to redemption. And for the moment, we are all on a drip feed, awaiting the full extent of the sanctions that will be meted out to those who guilty of shaming the game over the weekend. But one thing we know for certain, the Australian Test team is […]Read More →
Steve Smith must be sacked as captain
Date: March 25, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
This current crisis is a massive test for Cricket Australia. And, if it wants to do the right thing by the fans it needs to sack its captain. After what has come to light since I penned my previous column here on The Roar, it is evident that extremely strong action has to be taken […]Read More →
The integrity of Australian cricket is in tatters
Date: / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The evidence is damning. And the repercussions should be severe. What Cameron Bancroft appeared to do while looking to condition the ball on day three at Newlands is damning. Equally so is the way there appeared to be an orchestrated cover up after the offending vision was seen in the player’s viewing area. The vision […]Read More →
Finally, we can just talk about the cricket
Date: March 22, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the space of one Test, Australia’s fortunes have swung dramatically. After a convincing win in the opening Test at Durban, the tourists entered the second encounter at Port Elizabeth on a roll. That confidence was soon pricked by some explosive fast bowling from Kagiso Rabada and a brilliant century from A B de Villiers. […]Read More →
Get your money on Mitch Starc for man of the series
Date: March 6, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
We may be only a quarter of the way through this series but Mitchell Starc is already shaping as the gamebreaker. His 9-109 and rapid-fire 35 in Australia’s first innings earned him the man-of-the-match award. With conditions conducive to reverse swing he proved insurmountable to the Proteas’ tail. It is one thing to be able […]Read More →
The South Africa vs Australia series should be a cracker
Date: February 27, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Over the next month, the Australian Test team will be looking to continue an amazing modern-day run. Since the Proteas were readmitted to Test ranks in the early-1990s, Australia has toured South Africa seven times and has never lost a series, with five wins and two drawn outcomes. In reverse, South Africa has also had […]Read More →
T20 has been a godsend but where to now?
Date: February 8, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Twenty20 cricket was seen as a gimmick when it emerged on the scene. Fourteen years after it was introduced at domestic level by the ECB it has grown into the sport’s most marketable commodity. The rapid rise was stimulated by India winning the inaugural World Cup in South Africa in September 2007. Remarkably, that tournament […]Read More →
For crying out loud, it’s time tennis turned down the sound
Date: January 19, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Tennis has descended into farce as a result of inactivity by the sport’s authorities. The lack of desire to quell the ever increasing grunting, shrieking and squealing by players has turned a lot of people off the sport. Rather than stepping in when the problem first emerged in the days of Jimmy Connors and Monica […]Read More →