Matthew Mott appointed England men’s white ball head coach after success with Australia Women | cricket news


Matthew Mott has overseen a dominant era for Australia Women, who won the 50+ World Cup earlier this year after dominating England at Ashes; Mott will split England head coaching responsibilities with Brendon McCullum, who was appointed to the red-ball job last week.

Last update: 05/18/22 10:00 am

Matthew Mott has left Australia's dominant women's side to become the white-ball coach of the England men's team.

Matthew Mott has left Australia’s dominant women’s side to become the white-ball coach of the England men’s team.

Matthew Mott has been appointed head coach of the England men’s cue ball on a four-year contract.

Mott left his post as head coach of Australia’s dominant women’s team to take over the role, having outclassed Paul Collingwood after impressing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) panel during the interview process.

The 48-year-old’s appointment comes after Brendon McCullum installed as England Test coach last week, with new England managing director Rob Key opting to split roles for the first time since 2014 following Chris Silverwood’s sacking in February.

He is expected to be in place for England’s three-match ODI series against the Netherlands in Amsterdam next month, having been unanimously selected as the standout candidate by the ECB’s selection panel.

The panel included new Managing Director Rob Key, Strategic Advisor Andrew Strauss, Chief Performance Officer Mo Bobat and Tom Harrison, who resigned as CEO on Tuesday.

Key said, “It is a true privilege to be able to announce Mathew Mott as the head coach of our men’s white ball team. He has had an incredible coaching journey with so many varied experiences that have brought him to this point where he was outstanding in the interview process and the perfect fit for our cue ball teams.

“We are fortunate to be able to appoint a head coach who has not only been involved in international cricket for the last few years, but has also worked in cricket franchises around the world. More importantly, what he has done with the Australian women’s team is what you will be asked to get for our men’s cue ball teams.

Matthew Mott has enjoyed great success as the head coach of the Australian women

Matthew Mott has enjoyed great success as the head coach of the Australian women

“I am confident that in Eoin Morgan and Matthew Mott, we have a formidable partnership that can drive more trophies in the years to come and that Matthew will be able to oversee any transition the team goes through in the future.

“In addition, Matthew will also help us invest in English coaches to gain as much experience as possible for years to come.”

Mott added: “I am delighted to accept the opportunity to take on this cue ball role with England. Although I am Australian, I have deep connections, and a number of my closest friends are in the UK, having spent considerable time in Scotland, Wales and England, both as a player and manager.

“When this role became available, I was drawn to the opportunity to work with such an established and successful team under the astute leadership of Eoin Morgan and now Rob Key, whom I have always admired as a fine cricketing mind.

“The idea of ​​split roles and the opportunity to work alongside Brendon McCullum in his role as Red Ball is an opportunity that I’m incredibly excited about and certainly provides the right balance for my family as we embark on this exciting journey.

McCullum was appointed as England's new test head coach on a four-year deal.

McCullum was appointed as England’s new test head coach on a four-year deal.

“It was always going to take something special to step down from the role that I have loved for the last seven years with the Australian women’s team. However, I genuinely believe the time is right to play a role in helping the England men’s ODI and the T20 group continues to evolve as one of the best teams in the world.

“I am fully aware that this team has been running well and part of my initial plan is to work with the gaming group and support staff on how we can firstly maintain and then enhance the success they have started to build on. the last years. .

“From the thrill of accepting this role, I, like many people around the world, have been trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of my great friend Andrew Symonds. The support of his beautiful family and close friends in the days to come will be invaluable.” critically important, so I respectfully request some time to process his passing and the immense loss before commenting further on the role at this stage.”

Mott’s successes in limited overs cricket

Mott has overseen a period of incredible success for the Australian women’s team, with their latest achievement a home win at the Over-50 World Cup last month, which followed a dominant victory over England in the multi-format Ashes series at beginning of the year. .

In July 2021, Mott extended his contract with Cricket Australia until after the 2023 Women’s Ashes in the UK, but the opportunity to work alongside England limited-team captain Eoin Morgan convinced him to step down from the role he took up at 2015.

In addition to this year’s 50+ World Cup triumph, Mott’s tenure ends with two T20 World Cup victories, four successful Ashes campaigns and a record 26-match ODI winning streak, which extended from 2018 to 2021.

Before taking up his role with the Australian women in 2015, Mott worked as the head coach of New South Wales, leading them to victory in the Champions League T20 tournament in 2009, and then coached Glamorgan, reaching the Yorkshire final. Bank 40 in 2013. before working as a consultant for Ireland during the 2015 ICC Men’s World Cup.

England have opted to go back to having split coaches for the second time, after the period between 2012 and 2014 when Andy Flower led Test cricket and Ashley Giles led the team in cue ball cricket.

The first challenge for Mott’s team will be a three-match ODI series in the Netherlands starting June 17, while the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia looms later this year, starting October 16.

In contrast to the England Test squad, who have managed just one win in their last 17 matches, Mott takes charge of the Morgan-led One-Day and T20 teams, both second in the world rankings.

Watch Matthew Mott’s England team take on India and South Africa in limited overs cricket this summer live on Sky Sports, with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup also live on Sky Sports from October.


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