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 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 →
Five things Australia must do in India, right from the start
Date: February 23, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Let’s face facts. Australia is staring the down the barrel of a sizeable series defeat in India. When last they toured India, in 2013, the result was 4-nil in favour of the home side. India is a better side four years on. Australia may not be when it comes to playing on Indian pitches. But, […]Read More →
Love it or hate it, the AFL is the top dog of Australian sport
Date: February 17, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
When it comes to marketing a sport few do it better than the AFL. It starts with the very name itself. Ask a lot of parents what sport their kid plays, and they will say, “AFL”. The kids will say the same. Yet, they aren’t playing AFL at all. They are playing Australian football for […]Read More →
What if Matthew Wade struggles in India?
Date: February 9, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia has chosen three specialist pace bowlers for the tour of India. The selectors have deemed Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Jackson Bird are the men to get the job done. They have also said they will review the situation half-way through the series. It is a concession that has not often been made for […]Read More →
Are Cameron White’s fears for Australian cricket justified?
Date: February 3, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Cameron White stuck his head above the parapet this week and Trevor Hohns was quick to take a shot. White complained that the national selectors were no longer taking Sheffield Shield and domestic one-day performances into account when choosing national sides. “Right now, it seems that the Australian team at some stages is a development […]Read More →
Australian cricket is in great health
Date: January 26, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Big Bash League has become a juggernaut. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 franchise league has again broken records. Last night’s crowd at the Gabba for the second semi-final between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers took the aggregate tournament attendance to 1,032,165. With the final still to be played on Saturday at the WACA […]Read More →
Sorry Nick Kyrgios, but a grand slam win is light years away
Date: January 19, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Nick Kyrgios was an embarrassment last night. Sadly, it was not the first time and doubtless it will not be the last. His second-round loss to Italian world number 89, Andreas Seppi was yet another lost opportunity. Pre-tournament Kyrgios was talking up his chances. What he threw up against Seppi was not the stuff of […]Read More →
No way to spin it, the Australian Test team needs a decent leggie
Date: January 12, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It was almost 24 years ago that Shane Warne truly announced himself on cricket’s international stage. It was June 1993, when he drifted a leg-spinner well wide of Mike Gatting’s leg-stump and ripped it back to hit the top of off. That feat at Manchester was dubbed “The Ball of the Century”. Warne became the […]Read More →
Australia must look to the future when it tours India
Date: January 6, 2017 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is going to get hammered in India. On its last tour in 2013, it suffered a historic whitewash, losing 4-0. There is every likelihood that the four-Test series which starts late next month will end with a similar score line. Australia’s ill-fated 2013 tour marked the start of a 19-match unbroken streak where India […]Read More →