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!
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 →
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 →