ECB appoints Matthew Mott as the New Head Coach of England’s White-Ball Team


ECB appoints Matthew Mott as the New Head Coach of England’s White-Ball Team

ECB appoints Matthew Mott as the new head coach of England’s white-ball team on a four-year contract. Matthew Mott joins England’s Coaching group after enjoying a successful seven years stint as the Head Coach of Australia Women. He will take up his role in time for England’s three-match ODI series in the Netherlands next month.

He played an integral role in guiding Australia Women’s team to their seventh World Cup Title win by winning the Women’s ODI World Cup 2022 held in New Zealand, strengthening their place as one of the most dominant sports teams in the World. Under Mott’s guidance Australia Women’s team also won back-to-back T20 World Cups and four consecutive Ashes series, while their recent run of 26 consecutive ODI victories is a record in both men’s & women’s cricket.

Before taking up the role of head coach with Australia Women in 2015, Mott worked as the head coach of New South Wales leading them to a victory in the Champions League T20 tournament in 2009 & then coached the Glamorgan team reaching the final of the Yorkshire Bank 40 in 2013.

He also took up the role of a consultant with Ireland Cricket during the 2015 ICC Men’s World Cup. He shares a good rapport with Brendon McCullum having worked as a consultant with Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural seasons of the IPL in 2008 and 2009.

His outstanding work has impressed a selection panel comprising the ECB’s outgoing CEO Tom Harrison, the managing director Rob Key, strategic adviser Andrew Strauss, and performance director, Mo Bobat. All the members of the selection panel have agreed that he was the stand-out candidate for the role.

“I am delighted to accept the opportunity to take this white-ball role with England, Mott said.

“When this role became available, I was attracted by the chance 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 an excellent cricket mind.”

“The idea of the split roles and the chance to work alongside Brendon McCullum in his red-ball role is an opportunity that I am incredibly enthusiastic about and certainly provides the right balance for my family as we embark on this exciting journey.”

“It was always going to take something special to leave the role that I have loved for the past seven years with the Australian Women’s team. However, I genuinely believe that the time is right to play a role in helping the England Men’s ODI and T20 group continue to evolve as one of the best teams in the world.”

“I am fully aware that this team has been functioning well and part of my initial plan is to work with the playing group and support staff on how we can firstly maintain, then enhance, the success they have started to build over the past few years,” Mott added to his statement.

Commenting on the appointment, Key praised Mott’s “incredible coaching journey”, adding that he was “outstanding in the interview process and the perfect fit for our white-ball teams.”

“We are lucky to be able to appoint a head coach that has not only been involved in international cricket for the last few years but he has also worked in franchise cricket around the world.”

“More importantly, what he has done with the Australian Women’s team is what will be asked of him to achieve for our men’s white-ball sides,” added Key Rob.

England’s next major White ball assignment is the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this year after getting eliminated in the Semi-finals in the T20 World Cup 2022 held in UAE, while they are due to defend their 50-over title in India in 2023.

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