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!
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 →
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 →