The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today officially declared Matthew Mott as England men’s white-ball head coach, he’s has been handed a four year deal. Mott had a active contract serving his extended period with the Australian women’s team, but takes an exit from the role to join England.
Matthew Mott joined the Australian Women’s side in 2015, under his eyes Australian Women’s team won the 2018 and 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and to make it a hat-trick of wins at ICC events, Aussies went on to win the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup in April this year. Mott in his term saw Australia live a dream run of 26 ODI matches win streak. He’s a tried and tested successful white-ball coach who the ECB have roped in to work alongside skipper, Eoin Morgan.
The English white-ball team is a well set and a balanced unit under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, they’ve been one of the best sides in the limited overs format. Matthew Mott will mainly have to look after taking on this set England unit forward, help them continue to be on their merry way as focus currently is on reviving test cricket under Brendon McCullum’s appointment and Ben Stokes appointment as coach and captian respectively, Mott has a key role to deliver in shadows.
Below is what Matthew Mott had to say, “I am delighted to accept the opportunity to take this white-ball role with England. Whilst I am Australian, I have deep connections, and several of my closest friends are in the UK, having spent considerable time in Scotland, Wales and England, both as a player and coach.
“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.
“Since the excitement 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 mate Andrew Symonds. The support of his beautiful family and close friends in the coming days will be vitally important, so I respectfully request some time to process his passing and the immense loss before making any further comment on the role at this stage.
Matthew Mott and Eoin Morgan are two very cool and composed men in person, but have great aggresive mindset approaching a game, both being very similar in their process it’s a right matchup Rob Key and the ECB have put in place. The duo of Eoin-Mott will look to grow England’s success that was laid in 2019 with the ICC Men’s World Cup win as part of their mission, white-ball reset that was stared in 2016 to not see a hold with focus on red ball.
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The England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB’S), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tom Harrison will step down from the role next month after serving more than 7 years in office. It was a matter of time after exits of Chris Silverwood and other appointments he’d made in this term that didn’t play well in England’s favour in red ball cricket there were speculations made of his exit anytime. His term saw English cricket grow well and also saw both the men’s and women’s side being crowned as champions. He now leaves the role with very good appointments in place for the next era of English Cricket in both formats of the game.
Clare Connor, current managing director of England Women’s Cricket, chair of ICC Women’s cricket committee and also the first female MCC president has agreed to take up the role on interim basis until a permanent successor is in.
Matthew Mott will have his first assignment v Netherland next month, it’s all exciting times ahead for English cricket with two men Eoin and Mott, who are cut from the same cloth being appointed duties of the white-ball set-up.