Portfolio of Lachlan Mitchell

Welcome to my portfolio , My name is Lachlan Mitchell and I am a journalism graduate . During my time at Deakin University I specialised in sport and found a passion for storytelling through a variety of different multimedia mediums .My knowledge and ability to go and above will hold me in good stead to excel in any situation .

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Aussie cricket's next step forward isn't in players, but coaches

Australia has again fallen short in a T20 match against the West Indies, going down by six wickets in a batting collapse. Australia failed to capitalise on the shorter boundaries in their opening stanza, as captain Aaron Finch top-scored with 30 on what was a flat track. The Windies were anchored by self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle, who made 67 off 38 balls in a bullish performance. Australians’ success in the Big Bash and other international domestic leagues, like the IPL, have no

Ben Simmons is Philadelphia's fall guy

Ben Simmons has been labelled a villain after the Philadelphia 76ers went down to the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA play-offs. Simmons only scored five points in Game 7 with many pundits writing him off and asking him to be traded out of Philadelphia. Simmons has been touted as a future hall of famer and has impressed, being picked up at pick one in the 2016 draft. The Australian has been linked with the Golden State Warriors and the LA Lakers to line up alongside LeBron James.

Melbourne are the real deal

The Melbourne midfielders are ranked in the top echelon of modern-day AFL players. Christian Petracca has shown himself to be a bull in the centre contest. He uses the likes of Jack Viney and Clayton Oliver around him to show that he can lead a club starved of success to a chance at premiership glory. Petracca has always been ranked lower than the likes of Nathan Fyfe and Dustin Martin on the scale of midfield talent but his early-season form in 2021 has proven he can mix it with the best. Th

Fractured Collingwood should start looking forward

Collingwood are once again under the spotlight after a poor showing on Anzac Day. The emergence of a new breed of baby Bombers had Essendon holding all the cards in a 24-point win. The Pies might be the biggest team in Australia but their first six games of 2021 have had pundits and fans scratching their heads. Collingwood have only managed to win one game this season, defeating old rival Carlton in Round 2. The Pies have had their fair share of external noise in the off season with President

Brooklyn's big problem

The Brooklyn Nets are poised as one the biggest teams in the NBA the year after acquiring Kevin Durant and James Harden to go along with Kyrie Irving in what looks to be a mini dream team emerging. Brooklyn went down to the Washington Wizards after leading by five with less than ten seconds left in regulation time after a Russell Westbrook masterclass to close the game out. The loss opened up a gaping hole that has been evident at the Nets since the opening night.

Super Bowl LV: Clash of the quarterback titans

Super Bowl LV is set to be a match between two of the top quarterbacks in the game, with Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady to go head to head in a battle of heavyweights. Brady is chasing his seventh Super Bowl ring and his first with Tampa Bay. Mahomes, on the other hand, has one ring and is chasing back-to-back Super Bowls with the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes is the next big thing in the NFL, with fans and pundits backing him to be the next icon.

The death of the leg spinner

The era of Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill in the Test frame is slowly vanishing with the leg spinner being almost irrelevant in Test cricket for Australia. The king of spin Shane Warne has not inspired the next generation of bowlers to take up the tweak. Nathan Lyon is Australia’s only front-line spinner, taking just shy of 400 Test wickets. Lyon had his work cut out for him on the final days of the Sydney and Brisbane Test matches against India.

Australia is far from pitch perfect

Australian cricket is once again on its knees against India after the most tantalising fifth-day action at the Gabba. Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara held the innings together with a strong middle-order partnership. Australia was poised to take advantage of the conditions ahead of this series. The lack of pitch deterioration this series was something that caught fans of both sides scratching their heads. Both the Gabba and SCG pitches didn’t produce any significant fifth-day cracks and tur

Are the bad-boy Aussies making an unwelcome return?

Australia’s performance on the final day of the Sydney Test was disgraceful. The use of foul language directed at India’s Ravi Ashwin were not in the spirit of the game and raised questions over Tim Paine’s leadership, in a frustrating day for the Australian skipper. Paine has made a public apology after reflecting on his actions but this attitude, to get personal and attack the opposition, is reflective of one of Australia’s darkest days in South Africa. Paine was appointed captain after Ste

The versatile wicket-keeper

The current cricket summer has thrown up a lot of questions regarding selection for India. The added pressure of quarantine has not made the selector’s job any easier with less wiggle room on bringing players into the squad. One of the biggest issues that have faced the Indians is the wicketkeeper selection, where Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha have both been tossed up as the best men behind the stumps. This new age keeping dilemma seems to be in the aftermath of great wicketkeeper-batsmen i

The race that breaks the nation

The Melbourne Cup might be my favourite day on the Australian sporting calendar full stop. But unfortunately, the events of Tuesday’s cup and the previous eight years have shone the spotlight on heartbreak on race day. I by no means am a lefty when it comes to the Melbourne Cup and you won’t see me holding a sign that reads #nuptothecup outside my local parliamentarian’s office. I love the cup and enjoy what it brings to my city every year. But unfortunately, it’s suddenly become a very anxio

Victoria's openers are in good hands

New Victoria coach Chris Rogers might be the key to securing Marcus Harris and Will Pucovski’s spots in the upcoming Australian team to take on India on home soil. A former Australian opener, Rogers took the reins of the Bushrangers in August, after Andrew McDonald stood down. Victoria’s first match in the Sheffield Shield against saw Pucovski and Harris put together an opening stand of 486, surpassing the Waugh brothers’ 30-year-old record for the highest partnership in the competition. Harr

Key forwards reign supreme

As the game changes and moves in the most interesting time in the game’s history, one thing in particular that evolves is the position of the key forward in the AFL. The key forward still remains king when it comes to success at the highest level. The game has evolved so much to the point where 100 goals in a season almost becomes an anomaly and the big key forward taking big marks and kicking his team to a winning score has slowly been changing in modern-day footy.
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