You’ll be able to find my thoughts on myriad issues in sport here on a regular basis with both written blogs and podcasts.
And, from time to time, they may move away from the realm of sport and delve into other areas of society.
I hope you enjoy reading and listening …. no matter the topic!
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 →
The day Australia’s World Cup winning streak was broken
Date: / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat is a venue with a proud history in Indian cricket. It was at the ground in 1987 against Pakistan that Sunil Gavaskar became the first batsman to surpass 10,000 Test runs. In 1994, Kapil Dev broke the world Test wicket record, surpassing Richard Hadlee’s […]Read More →
West Coast is primed for a premiership
Date: May 22, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Having been tipped by the vast majority to miss the eight, West Coast are homing in on a grand final berth. Their defeat of Richmond on Sunday has the club a game clear on top of the ladder with their current eight-game winning streak the best since 2005. Before the season began, when Champion Data […]Read More →
Why Justin Langer is the right man to lead Australian cricket forward
Date: May 3, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
I have known Justin Langer for over 25 years and from what I have observed, he is the right man to coach Australia. In March 1993, I was sitting alongside him on a flight from Adelaide to Perth, both returning home from a Sheffield Shield match. While I had flown from Perth to commentate the […]Read More →
Cricket’s bold leap into the unkown
Date: April 15, 2018 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Cricket Australia’s new TV broadcast deal provides a double-edged sword – more of the game being shown but a considerable amount of it behind a paywall. The deal ends a near four-decade monopoly by FTA’s Channel Nine. It also represents the first time in the history of the sport in this country that the fan […]Read More →
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 →