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!
Is Dale Steyn the greatest fast bowler post-WWII?
Date: December 4, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Today’s Test cricket is a batsman’s game. Every now and then you will get matches like the recent concurrent Tests at Adelaide and Nagpur where bowlers reign supreme. But, on the whole, a quick scan of the top-end batting averages will show you just how many batsmen have profited in recent times at the expense […]Read More →
Make no mistake, day-night Tests are here to stay
Date: December 1, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
While a turtle only advances by sticking its neck out, Cricket Australia decided to put its on the line and it won. No doubt the sound of champagne corks popping is still being heard at its headquarters in the Melbourne suburb of Jolimont. It may have gone less than three days, but for mine, the […]Read More →
It is time to level the playing field in Test cricket
Date: November 27, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Of the all the batsmen to have played over 20 innings across Test cricket’s 138-year history just 43 boast an average over 50. In each decade there has been a very select group of batsmen who have been members of the 50-plus club. Across the 1970s and 1980s, for example, there were just five batsmen […]Read More →
Shaun Marsh’s selection confirms it’s Groundhog Day
Date: November 20, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
He’s back and the question being asked by many people is “WHY”? Shaun Marsh has been thrown yet another lifeline by the National Selection Panel with the enigmatic left-hander recalled to replace the hamstrung Usman Khawaja. Once again the selectors are hoping that Marsh will defy the set of numbers that are testament to his […]Read More →
Mitchell Johnson is gone but will never be forgotten
Date: November 19, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Few things excite a cricket crowd more than a full-throttle fast bowler. They personify menace and have fans collectively edging towards the front of their seat. Mitchell Johnson, who drew the curtain on his international career yesterday, was one of those men. On his day, and there were many of them, he was a weapon […]Read More →
Is David Warner bound for greatness?
Date: November 10, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
David Warner entered the record books in Brisbane and there is little doubt there is still much more to come. His knocks of 163 and 116 put him in rarefied air. It is the third time he has posted twin centuries in the one Test, equalling the all-time record held by Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky […]Read More →
Beach cricket at the Olympics? Sutherland can’t be serious
Date: November 8, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Most of us are aware that cricket has designs on being included in the Summer Olympic programme. A few years back the ICC floated the concept of ‘Twenty20 at 2020’. That went nowhere as the Tokyo Games will be sans cricket but shortly the IOC is going to sit down and listen to the ICC […]Read More →
Burns and Khawaja prove they belong
Date: November 7, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Steve Smith could barely have wished for a better day in his first at the helm of his new side. It started with the toss and ended with a scorecard of 2-389, the biggest first day total in the history of Tests at the Gabba. Smith (41no) and his newly anointed deputy, David Warner (163) […]Read More →
Smith is the right man to lead us into the new era of Australian cricket
Date: November 6, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Steve Smith is being accorded an opportunity that few Test captains have. Most times when a new skipper takes over he inherits a team that contains numerous long-term players. When the likes of Greg Chappell and Michael Clarke ascended to the captaincy they had amongst their ranks their former skippers. For Smith it is quite […]Read More →
Do we need to know if AFL players are taking drugs?
Date: October 30, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
I have never drunk, smoked or used illicit drugs and when it comes to the latter I abhor the practice. So what follows is by no means supportive of young sportspeople using drugs. However, I do have issues with the AFL illicit drug testing policy. It is not necessarily the alterations to the way penalties […]Read More →