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!
Glenn Maxwell at six could help destroy England
Date: March 24, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Glenn Maxwell came of age as a Test cricketer at Ranchi. He faced 185 deliveries in compiling 104, his maiden Test century. It was an innings built around patience and caution rather than inventiveness and gusto. It was a knock that some thought Maxwell was incapable of producing. It has all but guaranteed that he […]Read More →
Dharamsala’s pacy pitch should suit Australia
Date: March 22, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
If Australia could choose a venue for a deciding Test in India it would most likely be Dharamsala. Following a 210-over stint in the field during India’s only innings in the heat at Ranchi, the climate at Dharamsala will be a relief. The pitch may also be to Australia’s liking. This domestic season in India, […]Read More →
It’s time for David Warner to turn around his record on the road
Date: March 16, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
David Warner is a cricketing Jekyll and Hyde. On home pitches, he monsters opposing bowling attacks, averaging 59.2. Away from home his average is a modest 37.6, a drop of 21.6 runs. The stark nature of the differential between his home and away performances is mirrored also in his career century tally – 14 at […]Read More →
Pitch perfect: Kohli’s curator influence on home pitches
Date: March 14, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australian curators are free to go about their business unhindered by authorities. They do not receive instructions and their preparations are not monitored by anyone. They prepare a surface and are then judged on it. In India, it is a very different situation. The BCCI has a pitch committee that oversees the preparation of each […]Read More →
Australia’s number six conundrum continues
Date: March 9, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It was unlikely Mitch Marsh was going to play the third Test. It is now a certainty. Team management has sent him back to Australia for treatment on an injured shoulder, an injury that he carried into the series. His four innings produced scores of 4, 31, 0 and 13 – albeit he received a […]Read More →
If SOK doesn’t get you, the GOAT will
Date: March 5, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is potentially one good partnership from retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. As it stands, five days of cricket may well be enough to end India’s hopes of regaining the silverware. And that Roarers, will be a magnificent achievement. India’s skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble both played down the significance of Australia’s victory at […]Read More →
Steve Smith is a great batsman. Will he become a great captain?
Date: March 2, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Steve Smith is a great batsman. That is undeniable. If his career was to end tomorrow his record would stand up favourably against the best of all-time. His 51 Tests have produced 4888 runs at an average of 60.3. His 18 centuries have come at a rate of one every 2.8 Tests – compared to […]Read More →
India Calling: What it’s like to broadcast cricket in a country with a billion fans
Date: February 28, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
As a sports broadcaster, very few things can surpass commentating cricket in India In more than two decades at the ABC I was privileged, and lucky, to go to multiple Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games and cover world championships in numerous sports. But commentating cricket was my greatest passion. And commentating in India was always […]Read More →
Australia must avoid repeating the nightmare of 2001
Date: February 26, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Sixteen years ago this week Australia was celebrating a massive victory in India. It was the opening Test of the 2001 series and the tourists had destroyed the home side by ten wickets inside three days at Mumbai. Talk of ending a 31-year series winning drought in India was rife. Three weeks later that dream […]Read More →
Boy, did we get it wrong!
Date: February 25, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
I am quite happy to admit I have substantial egg on my face. In fairness though, I am not an orphan. Before this series, I predicted India would win 4-nil, just as it did when the two countries met in India in early-2013. Over the past four years, if anything, India has become a stronger […]Read More →