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!
Nathan Lyon needs to be booted
Date: December 29, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Nathan Lyon is a walking dichotomy. He is currently experiencing a level of adoration from the fans like never before in his 62-Test career. Yet, at the same time, he no longer deserves his place in the side. Unless he can conjure something special in the last two days at Melbourne he should not be […]Read More →
Australia needs pace in India, not spin
Date: December 23, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
India’s tour next tour of India looms large with the first Test exactly two months from today. Much of the focus will be on whether Australia has the requisite spin bowling stocks to have an impact against a powerful batting line-up. Perhaps, it is not that important a discussion. I was lucky enough to commentate […]Read More →
Virat Kohli is clearly the batsman in the world
Date: December 15, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently monstering England and in the process stamping himself as the best batsman in the world. In the first four Tests of a five Test series he has plundered 640 runs at an average of 128.0. His most recent innings – a career high 235 at Mumbai – has taken […]Read More →
Steve Smith is bound for greatness
Date: December 8, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
If he was to retire today, Steve Smith’s career would stack up favourably against anybody. But, at 27 years of age and in the prime of his career, he is a long way from finished and by the time he is he will sit amongst the highest echelon of the sport. Much has changed since […]Read More →
What if Australia go belly up in Adelaide?
Date: November 24, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australian cricket has undergone a seismic shift. So, what’s next? There will be three debutants in the top six – Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb Nic Maddinson – at the Adelaide Oval. The humiliating loss at Hobart – Australia’s fifth consecutive Test defeat and second straight series loss – predicated a bloodletting seldom seen in Australian […]Read More →
Will the BBL hijack the summer of cricket?
Date: November 18, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
So far this summer Test crowds in Australia have been poor. Just 12,000 turned out for the opening day of the first Test at the WACA Ground, while the match attendance over the five days was under 50,000. Day one at Hobart saw just over 7,000 in attendance. The third day was bolstered by the […]Read More →
What has happened to Australia’s batting stocks?
Date: November 12, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Sadly, Australia’s batting stocks are continuing their steady decline. In recent years, we have stopped seeing batsmen produce the big seasons that they used to. As a result, there is little pressure being brought to bear on Test incumbents. In the past seven Sheffield Shield seasons, only twice have we seen a batsman score over […]Read More →
David Warner is the key for Australia
Date: November 4, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is set to face Test cricket’s best current day fast bowling arsenal. South Africa boasts a depth in its pace attack that is presently unmatched. It is led by a man who could well end his career as the greatest quick of all time. Dale Steyn has terrorised batsmen around the world over the […]Read More →
Mitch Marsh needs to go
Date: October 28, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Mitch Marsh’s position is currently the most problematic in the Australia team. All the other contenders for a place in the top-six have made a case to be considered. David Warner and Steve Smith are the two definites who demand selection. Even still, they have shown form in the current round of Sheffield Shield fixtures […]Read More →
Khawaja and Burns must play in the first Test
Date: October 21, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Two weeks from today Australia will embark on what shapes as a very tough summer of Test cricket. South Africa has arrived in the country on the back of a 5-nil sweep of Australia in the recent ODI series. The Proteas, somewhat bizarrely, are ranked number five in the world. They are a better side […]Read More →