Matthew Mott has been named England’s new white-ball coach. Mott’s first appearance with the team will be in the upcoming three-ODI series against the Netherlands.
On May 18, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) officially appointed Matthew Mott as England’s white-ball head coach (Wednesday). Mott resigned as Australia’s women’s team coach to take the England job. With the upcoming three-ODI series against the Netherlands serving as his first appointment with the team.
Mott had emerge as the frontrunner for the job, beating out former England star Paul Collingwood. As he prefer over the other candidates by the ECB selection panel. Which included Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison, Managing Director of England’s Men’s Cricket Rob Key, Strategic Adviser Andrew Strauss, and Performance Director Mo Bobat. His appointment comes after the ECB implemented a split coaching policy, with Brendon McCullum recently named red-ball coach.
Matthew Mott, 48, represented Queensland and Victoria as a player before becoming a coach after retiring. He has been with the Australian women’s team since 2015. Following stints as head coach at New South Wales and Glamorgan, as well as brief stints with Australia’s A teams. Mott also been involve with the IPL, serving as the assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009.
I am delighted to accept the opportunity to work with England: Matthew Mott
” I am thrill to be given the opportunity to play white-ball for England. ” ” While I am Australian, I have deep connections. Several of my closest friends are in the UK, having spent significant time in Scotland, Wales, and England, both as a player and coach,” Mott said in an ECB release.
“When this position became available. I drawn in by the opportunity to work with such an establish and successful team led by Eoin Morgan and now Rob Key. Whom I have always admire as an excellent cricket mind,” he added.
“The idea of split roles and the opportunity to work alongside Brendon McCullum in his red-ball role is one that I am incredibly excited about, and it certainly provides the right balance for my family as we embark on this exciting journey.”
“It was always going to take something special for me to leave the role. I’d had with the Australian Women’s team for the past seven years. ” ” However, I genuinely believe that the time has come to contribute to the England Men’s ODI and T20 group. Continuing to evolve as one of the best teams in the world,” he added.
Matthew Mott and Eoin Morgan will form a formidable partnership: Rob Key
“It is a real privilege to be able to announce Mathew Mott as the Head Coach of our men’s white-ball team,” ECB MD Rob Key said of Mott’s appointment. He has had an incredible coaching journey with a wide range of experiences that has led him to this point where he was outstanding in the interview process and the ideal fit for our white-ball teams.
“We are fortunate to have been able to appoint a Head Coach who has not only been involve in international cricket in recent years, but who has also work in franchise cricket around the world.” More importantly, what he has accomplished with the Australian Women’s team is what will be expected of him with our men’s white-ball teams.
“I’m confident that we have a formidable partnership in Eoin Morgan and Matthew Mott that can push for more trophies in the coming years, and that Matthew will be able to oversee any transition that team will go through in the future.”
“Furthermore, Matthew will assist us in investing in English coaches in order to provide them with as much experience as possible over the next few years.”